A great recap of Pope Francis’ messages about climate change during his visit to the U.S. last week, and ways we as people of faith can continue and propagate that message moving forward. Written by Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director of Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light for Sightline Daily.
Maybe you heard? Pope Francis was making the rounds last week in DC, New York, and Philly. The buzz has been hard to miss.
It’s no wonder. The Pope is the “faith boss” of every practicing Catholic on earth: 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide and at least 70 million Catholics in the US—that’s the largest denomination by far, 22 percent of the American population. (Interestingly, the second-largest US “faith” group is former Catholics.)
But it’s not just his flock that’s paying attention these days; the crowd-pleasing Pope has mostly everybody’s ear. And he’s talking about climate change—a lot. Continue reading