Vatican City, Sep 1, 2019 / 11:00 am
In a message for Sunday's World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make simple changes to their lives so that God's creation is treated with respect.
"Too many of us act like tyrants with regard to creation. Let us make an effort to change and to adopt more simple and respectful lifestyles!" he said in the Sept. 1 message.
"Let us say 'no' to consumerist greed and to the illusion of omnipotence, for these are the ways of death," he said. "Let us inaugurate farsighted processes involving responsible sacrifices today for the sake of sure prospects for life tomorrow."
"Let us not give in to the perverse logic of quick profit, but look instead to our common future!"