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The World Is Greedy, Pope Francis Laments; Says Doomsday Is Here

Pope Francis Easter Sermon

Pope Francis has blamed human greed for what he called, critical situation that has led to climate change, even as he said that the doomsday predictions can no longer be dismissed, and “the earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”

The Pope called for urgent political and spiritual conversion of global leaders and individuals in curbing it before it destroys the environment.

In a radically worded letter that was published on Thursday, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics emphasized that greed is the cause of a situation the mother Earth, which he referred to as “Our Sisiter,” now finds itself in.

“This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her,” Francis writes.

The Pope argued that environmental damage is intimately linked to global inequality.

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Meanwhile, the Green activists have hailed the Pope’s widely-trailed intervention as a potential game-changer in the debate over what causes global warming and how to reverse it.

“Everyone, whether religious or secular, can and must respond to this clarion call for bold urgent action,” said Kumi Naido, the international executive director of Greenpeace.

Environmentalists hope the Pope’s message will significantly increase the pressure for binding restrictions on carbon emissions to be agreed at global talks in Paris at the end of this year.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis also addressed the issue of the environment during his visit to the Philippines, which was hit by the super typhoon Haiyan. [myad]

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