Towards a Sustainable Use of our Common Home, Mother Earth
Over the last few days we have seen numerous headlines on Pope Francis’ encyclical (one the most authoritative papal documents). Why did it have such wide repercussion in the media? Mostly because it was the first ever entirely devoted to ecological matters, addressed to every person on the planet (instead of just to the catholic community at large), and based on scientific studies (instead of only on theological documents).
Now, how did caring for Mother Earth become such an important religious matter? Because protecting Mother Earth is essential not only for the physical survival of all human beings, but also for our own spiritual welfare.
The document is named after and inspired by a canticle written by Saint Francis of Assisi (also known as the Ascended Master Kuthumi), whereby he reminds us that our common home is like a sister…
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