New Encyclical from Pope Francis I

The central question posed by the Holy Father in writing this encyclical is: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?" (no. 160).

Pope Francis continues:

This question not only concerns the environment in isolation; the issue cannot be approached piecemeal. It leads to questions about the meaning of existence and the values which should be the basis of social life: What is the purpose of our life in this world? Why are we here? What is the goal of our work and all our efforts? What need does the earth have of us?

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