Vatican City, Jul 14, 2017 / 06:06 am
Pope Francis on Friday sent a message to an international congress on care for our common home in the context of large cities, reminding participants that caring for the environment ultimately means having responsibility for our fellow man.
"We see an indifference to our common home and, unfortunately, to so many tragedies and needs that hit our brothers and sisters. This passivity demonstrates the 'loss of that sense of responsibility for our fellow-men on which all civil society is founded' ('Laudato Si' 25)."
"Each territory and government should encourage responsible ways of acting in its citizens so that, with inventiveness, they can interact and favor the creation of a more habitable and healthier house," the Pope said.
"Placing on each one the little that corresponds to him in his responsibility, much will be achieved."