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Pope Francis speaks out on the climate crisis

  • Pope Francis expresses frustration in Laudate Deum over the lack of change in global climate action despite his efforts.

  • The pope emphasizes the human causes of climate change, criticizes reliance on technology alone, and laments the failure to abandon fossil fuels.

  • The document reflects a tone of lament and exasperation, highlighting the urgency of addressing the climate crisis.

  • Despite the pope's efforts, emissions continue to rise, and support for climate action within the Catholic Church, especially in the United States, remains lukewarm.

  • Laudate Deum hints at the importance of collective power, rethinking hierarchies, and the ongoing Synod on Synodality as potential avenues for change within the Catholic Church on climate action.

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