Skip to comments.Holy See Urges “Integral Ecology” to Reverse Biodiversity Loss
Posted on 10/06/2020 5:52:32 PM PDT by marshmallow
Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, sends a video message to an online UN summit on biodiversity on September 30.
Acknowledging that every living being has intrinsic value and purpose and, as such, must be cherished, is a shared responsibility involving everyones talents. Hence, restoring a harmonious relationship with nature is a crucial challenge that calls us to act with urgency, said Vatican Secretary for Relations with States.
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher made the call in a video message he sent to a virtual summit on biodiversity organized by the United Nations in New York on Wednesday.
Healthy in a sick world?
Commenting on the theme of the summit, Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development, he recalled the warning of Pope Francis: We cannot pretend to be healthy in a world that is sick, because the wounds inflicted on the planet are wounds that also bleed in us. For this reason, he said, the Pope underlined, we cannot remain silent before the very high costs of the destruction and exploitation of the ecosystem.
Archbishop Gallagher pointed out some of the causes of biodiversity loss, such as agricultural and industrial expansion, pollution, including marine plastic pollution, nuclear tests and untreated waste.
The rise in the temperature of oceans, he said, has a devastating impact on many of the worlds coral reefs. Fossil fuel consumption and excessive deforestation are fundamental drivers of climate change leading to species extinction, which in turn reduces natures resilience.
Ecological imbalance harms people, the planet
The consequences of the disappearance of thousands of species, which maintain the ecological equilibrium of many ecosystems and help address environmental challenges, the Vatican official said, threaten the wellbeing of the entire planet. In this regard, he called for the protection of richly biodiverse regions of the world........
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What would Jesus do?
How nice! The Pope now provides not just religious guidance but also authoritative teaching on how to run the world.
Thank you...the rest of the commies in the special walled city call themselves holy? Where’s the special teenage orphan boy they displayed during their photo op about immigrants? Hmm.
I always wondered what intrinsic value and purpose mosquitoes and sand flies possess and how they must be cherished.
Garbage. When an archbishop is a purveyor of massive lies, what does that say about the church?
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