Pope Francis is thirsty
Rev. Joel C. Hunger and Susan Barnett, The Hill
Throughout Laudato Si, water runs deep. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a research and policy group dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing water problems, took a comprehensive look at the encyclical and the threat of what the pope calls “water poverty”:
A pope for all seasons
This is the riddle of Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope and a man who has brought a dose of magical realism to the job of being pontiff. And as he prepares to stage his first official visit to the United States 2½ years into his revolutionary papacy, perhaps only one thing about the Argentine-born Francis is crystal clear: He is upending convention in one of the world’s oldest institutions.
Pope’s actions build a better church
Peter Donohue, St. Cloud Times
He also enlisted the assistance of an expert on global warming and a Jewish feminist when launching the encyclical. Aware of critics to the content of his work, the pope’s encyclical referenced previous popes, bishops, Greek Orthodox theologians, “and the findings of the 97 percent of scientists who have concluded that climate change is created largely by human activity.”