Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 9: Pope on World Environment Day


Pope on World Environment Day

Film Focus Point: This report by the Catholic News Service is a summary of a speech by Pope Francis at his General Audience on June 5, 2013 on the occasion of World Environment Day. In it he links the concerns for nature with the concerns for impoverished nations of the world. 

Text Focus Point: Pages 300-301

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does Pope Francis mean when he refers to natural ecology and human ecology? Why are they closely related as the pope affirms?
  2. Why do so many people tolerate the waste of precious resources? 

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