Show Mercy to Our Common Home

Pope Francis, September 1, 2016

Pope Francis reinforced his commitment to the environment connecting it to the Year of Mercy theme. Of note is the imperative form of the verb – show. The commitment he urges is active. It must “translate into concrete ways of thinking and acting that are more respectful of creation. For example: “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices.”

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