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We say: This encyclical strikes at the heart of where and how we in the developed world live upon and relate to the rest of the planet.
Pope Francis tied together the Christian proclamation of faith with Ecuadoreans' centurieslong struggle to stop exploitation of their resources and their very selves.
Residents of Villa 21-24, a slum on the south side of the Argentine capital, hold fond memories of Pope Francis.
Priests and laypeople in Osorno are angry and bewildered at the way their local church has been steamrollered and their appeals ignored.
The Vatican is calling on bishops globally to act on the pope's groundbreaking environmental encyclical, Cardinal Peter Turkson said in an interview.
Last week, bishops' conferences across the world were sent a message urging them to speak up about the message of the papal letter, which called for greater action on the environment, said Turkson, who is president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Pope Francis told more than a million people gathered at a park in Ecuador that despite economic hardships across the region, things can and will improve.
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