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Quotes from Laudato Si’

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“The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, God’s boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains – everything is, as it were, a caress of God.” LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 84, Pope Francis

Many of the world’s coral reefs are already barren or in a state of constant decline. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 41, Pope Francis

Marine life in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans, which feeds a great part of the world’s population, is affected by uncontrolled fishing, leading to a drastic depletion of certain species. Selective forms of fishing which discard much of what they collect continue unabated. Particularly threatened are marine organisms which we tend to overlook, like some forms of plankton; they represent a significant element in the ocean food chain, and species used for our food ultimately depend on them. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 40, Pope Francis

The depletion of fishing reserves especially hurts small fishing communities without the means to replace those resources; water pollution particularly affects the poor who cannot buy bottled water; and rises in the sea level mainly affect impoverished coastal populations who have no other place to go. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 48, Pope Francis

The environment is one of those goods that cannot be adequately safeguarded or promoted by market forces. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 190, Pope Francis

A strategy for real change calls for rethinking processes in their entirety, for it is not enough to include a few superficial ecological considerations while failing to question the logic which underlies present-day culture. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 197, Pope Francis

Only by cultivating sound virtues will people be able to make a selfless ecological commitment. … There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 211, Pope Francis

We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 14, Pope Francis

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 13, Pope Francis

Today, in view of the common good, there is urgent need for politics and economics to enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, especially human life. Today, in view of the common good, there is urgent need for politics and economics to enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, especially human life. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 189, Pope Francis

The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 23, Pope Francis

We know that water is a scarce and indispensable resource and a fundamental right which conditions the exercise of other human rights. This indisputable fact overrides any other assessment of environmental impact on a region. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 185, Pope Francis

If we acknowledge the value and the fragility of nature and, at the same time, our God-given abilities, we can finally leave behind the modern myth of unlimited material progress. A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us to devise intelligent ways of directing, developing and limiting our power. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 78, Pope Francis

We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. There are no frontiers or barriers, political or social, behind which we can hide, still less is there room for the globalization of indifference. LAUDATO SI’ Paragraph 52, Pope Francis

There is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 129, Pope Francis

Although change is part of the working of complex systems, the speed with which human activity has developed contrasts with the naturally slow pace of biological evolution. Moreover, the goals of this rapid and constant change are not necessarily geared to the common good or to integral and sustainable human development. Change is something desirable, yet it becomes a source of concern when it causes harm to the world and to the quality of life of much of humanity. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 18, Pope Francis

Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet. LAUDATO SI’, Paragraph 3, Pope Francis