Friday, September 04, 2009

Pope's Remark on Italy's 'Green' Day

On 01 September, Italy observed a national Day for the Protection of Creation. Pope Benedict welcomed it and remarked on its significance.
It is a significant event, even of ecumenical importance "that has as its theme this year 'air,' an indispensable element for life. ...

I call everyone to a greater commitment to the safeguarding of creation, gift of God.
His last sentence repeated his last sentence from his earlier Wednesday general audience.Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I has been in the forefront of safeguarding the environment. People around the world are taking notice. The Worldwatch Institute, with its Vision for a Sustainable World, is spreading the word.

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