"Pope Francis Aide Blasts U.S. Climate Skeptics"

"The pope’s closest adviser on Tuesday slammed climate-change skeptics, blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing the Catholic Church leader’s upcoming environmental letter.

“The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga at a news conference in Rome marking the start of Caritas Internationalis, an annual meeting of Catholic charitable groups, according to The Boston Globe.

Pope Francis is expected to issue his encyclical letter on the environment this year, and Rodríguez said many within and outside of the Catholic Church are looking forward to it “with hope.” The letter also comes ahead of the United Nations’ meeting on climate change in Paris this December."

Nick Gass reports for Politico May 12, 2015.


"Key Advisor Blasts US Criticism To Pope’S Environmental Stance" (Crux/Boston Globe)

"Pope’s Top Adviser Blasts US Climate Skeptics" (The Hill)

"Pope Says Environmental Sinners Will Face God's Judgment for World Hunger" (AFP)

"Pope Francis Has Given the Climate Movement Just What It Needed — Faith" (Washington Post)

Source: , 05/13/2015