Francis, Orthodox patriarch issue joint environmental statement

Posted August 31, 2017 8:13 pm by Emily Rolwes

Francis, Orthodox patriarch issue joint environmental statement

To mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Sept. 1, the pope said he and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople “prepared a message together.” Although the text was not published immediately, Pope Francis told people at his general audience Aug. 30 that the message would be an invitation to all people “to adopt a respectful and responsible approach toward creation.”
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