Without concerted and immediate efforts toward sustainable development, "There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse," Pope Francis said on July 6.
Pope Francis said the challenge is “to find ways of ensuring the immense supply of energy required to meet the needs of all, while developing means of using natural resources that avoid creating environmental imbalances.”
The preparatory document for the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region invites input from the local churches in the nine countries of the Amazonian region.
The project created a natural infrastructure to reduce pollutants in water runoff.
Preserving wilderness areas is a way to preserve the idea of the sacred. But the Trump administration is seeking a huge reduction in protected land.
From the Old Testament to Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’,” Catholicism has recognized and treasured mankind’s intimate relationship with the earth and all the life that calls it home.