Pope tells young people eating meat is part of a ‘self-destructive trend’

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.

Assessment: As usual Pope Francis neglects the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-5), the only hope for salvation …

Pope Francis is asking young people to eat less meat in a bid to take better care of the environment.

In a letter to participants at the EU Youth Conference in Prague this week, the Pope urged that we “break this self-destructive trend” of consumerism and prioritise sustainability.

“It is urgent to reduce consumption not only of fossil fuels but also of many superfluous things; and also, in certain areas of the world, it is convenient to consume less meat, this can also help save the environment,” he wrote.

“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” Rev. 13:15

Pope Francis.

The Pope is clearly worried about climate change

The latest green pledge follows the Pope’s publication of ‘Laudato si’ in 2015, his second encyclical (letter) which laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action.”

He lays the foundations for what he calls “integral ecology” in the encyclical. This earned him the title of Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) the same year

In October 2021, Pope Francis and religious leaders called for action on climate change at the UN COP26 conference. Although the 84-year-old could not attend the conference, he made his dedication to tackling the climate crisis clear.

Then in November, he made another speech telling us all to protect the environment as “everything around us seems to be collapsing.

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