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Pope drafting encyclical on environment and 'ecology of man'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 11:44 AM EST
Pope Francis has begun drafting an encyclical on ecology.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, dubbed the "green pope" for his environmental concerns, used the term "ecology of man" to describe not only how people must defend and respect nature but how the nature of the person — masculine and feminine as created by God — must also be defended.
Francis, for his part, has frequently lamented today's wasteful culture. In his homily at his March 19 installation, he called for the faithful to protect creation and "God's plan inscribed in nature."