In his message on Thursday for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, open-borders socialist Pope Francis declared that we humans “must repent and modify our lifestyles” because of our abuse of Mother Earth.
The Pope decried the “mistreatment” of our common home stemming from “our consumerist excesses,” “tyrannical anthropocentrism,” “predatory economic interests,” and “short sighted and selfish actions” leading to “the collapse of our planet’s ecosystems.”
“In the first place, it is our sister, mother earth, who cries out. Prey to our consumerist excesses, she weeps and implores us to put an end to our abuses and to her destruction,” Francis added.
Because of the “climate crisis,” the poor disproportionately suffer the impact of “the drought, flooding, hurricanes and heat waves that are becoming ever more intense and frequent.”
“Listening to these anguished cries, we must repent and modify our lifestyles and destructive systems,” Francis argued. “How can we fail to acknowledge the existence of an ‘ecological debt’ incurred by the economically richer countries, who have polluted most in the last two centuries; this demands that they take more ambitious steps at COP27 and at COP15.”
“In the name of God, I ask the great extractive industries – mining, oil, forestry, real estate, agribusiness – to stop destroying forests, wetlands, and mountains, to stop polluting rivers and seas, to stop poisoning food and people,” he pleaded.
If the Pope thinks the poor suffer disproportionately now, wait until the green socialism he promotes dominates world economies.