"VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis makes an urgent call for protection of the planet and repeats his view that global warming is mostly man-made in his keenly awaited encyclical, according to a draft published by an Italian magazine on Monday.
The Vatican said the document, leaked in its Italian edition by the magazine l'Espresso, was not the final version, which would remain under embargo until its release on Thursday.
It was not clear how advanced in the writing process the leaked document was or how similar it would be to the final version."
Philip Pullella reports for Reuters June 15, 2015.
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