Pope decries ‘terrible world war’ on environment, announces new writing

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - SEPTEMBER 10: Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 10, 2014.
Pope Francis, announcing that he will issue a new document on the protection of nature, said on Wednesday he was doing so because a “terrible world war” against the environment was taking place. Speaking at his weekly general audience, Francis said the document would be issued on Oct. 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment. It is a follow-up to his influential 2015 encyclical – the highest form

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