Pope Francis released the first papal encyclical focused solely on the environment in an attempt expand the conversation beyond politics, economics and science and into a more spiritual and moral context. In a document titled Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, he argued that our environment is in crisis and that the poor are the ones most affected by the damage that has been done by the wealthy. He urged policy makers to look beyond short-term gains and emphasized that it is up to everyone on earth to find solutions to the current crisis because, he said, we are all interconnected.
People are calling this call to action the most ambitious papal document of the past century, as it applies not only to believers but to all humans on earth. Here’s what some SiriusXM hosts, guests and listeners are saying: