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In June, Pope Francis called for change in politics and people’s lifestyles to save the planet in his encyclical “Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home,” the first papal document dedicated to the environment.

Francis’ proclamation generated angry reactions among political conservatives in the United States, but it was hardly his first controversial statement.

Here is an overview of Francis’ views on different issues — in his own words.

On Climate change:

“The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously,” Francis said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s minister of the environment and host president of the 20th U.N.…  Seguir leyendo »