The future of humanity depends on safeguarding and sharing potable water around the world, Pope Francis said.
The anti-fracking pope debate has resurfaced.
Way back in November 2013, social media circulated a photo of Pope Francis posing with an anti-fracking T-shirt. The image emerged from a meeting with a group of Argentine environmental activists, who brought several shirts -- one read, in Spanish, “No to fracking”, while another stated, also in Spanish, “Water is worth more than gold” – with them in their visit with the pope.
With his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis finally makes his real debut as papal author.