Pope Francis Puts Care For The Planet On Par With Care For The Poor
The pope said there are new forms of poverty and that the world needs new forms of mercy to address them.By Briana Altergott | September 2, 2016
Pope Francis wants to save the planet — and he wants Catholics to help.
In a message marking the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, he proposed adding the care of the planet to the list of Christian works of mercy.
You may have heard of the traditional works of mercy: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked and others.