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Climate: Minister Fabius commends encyclical letter published by Pope Francis

Climate: Minister Fabius commends encyclical letter published by Pope Francis

Published on June 18, 2015
Reaction to the encyclical letter « Laudato Si » released on June 18

I welcome the publication of the encyclical « Laudato Si » by His Holiness Pope Francis, the Catholic Church’s first encyclical devoted to the environment.

Its title, taken from the writings of Saint Francis of Assisi, and its status – it is the highest-value document the Sovereign Pontiff can produce – testify to the importance the Pope attaches to protecting the environment.

In this decisive year for the fight against climate disruption, this unprecedented gesture will help strengthen the mobilization of the Christian community and, more generally, all citizens of the world who are sensitive to the Pope’s messages. So it is an important contribution to the success of COP21.

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