Brace For The Vatican's Entry Into The Climate Change Debate
Pope Francis' first encyclical, or teaching letter, is expected to focus on climate change and humanity's moral obligation to protect the environment.By Evan Thomas | June 14, 2015
Pope Francis' first encyclical — a letter to the world's Catholics — is due Thursday.
A big focus is expected on man's influence on climate, the interplay between it and the world's poor, and humanity's moral obligation to protect the environment. (Video via the Vatican Television Center)
The New York Times writes, "By wading into the environment debate, Francis is seeking to redefine a secular topic, one usually framed by scientific data, using theology and faith."