Azara Blog: Pope pretends he is an environmentalist

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Date published: 2007/09/02

The BBC says:

The Catholic Church has declared Sunday "Save Creation Day" as Pope Benedict joined about 300,000 young Roman Catholics for an eco-friendly festival.

The youth festival is being held at the shrine of Loreto, in Italy.

In his main homily the Pope urged young Catholics to take better care of the planet and called for "courageous decisions" to safeguard creation.
Wearing green vestments, the pontiff told the crowd it was up to them to save the planet from development which often upset "nature's delicate equilibrium".

"Before it's too late, we need to make courageous choices that will recreate a strong alliance between man and Earth," he said.

As long as the Catholic Church discourages birth control and encourages Catholics to breed like rabbits (although fortunately most in Europe ignore the Church in this regard), the Church is directly responsible for perpetuating the biggest environmental problem on the planet. No amount of environmental window dressing on other issues by the Pope really means anything in comparison.

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