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Benedict XVI recognized as 'the green Pope'

Catholic World News - June 22, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI is gaining greater recognition as "the green Pope," notes Nick Squires of the London Daily Telegraph.

Along with his frequent public statements in favor of protecting the environment, Pope Benedict has also presided over changes in the Vatican's own policy, aimed to make the little Vatican city-state run entirely on renewable energy resources. The largest step toward that goal was the installation of solar panels on the Paul VI auditorium. A much more modest measure, but symbolically important, was the announcement this week that a new "Popemobile" will be a hybrid vehicle, relying most on an electric motor.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 22, 2011 7:14 PM ET USA

    When the EU collapses under the weight of all those Greek, Iberian and Irish bonds, and the Italian economy implodes, taking their power grid with it, they'll be glad they can turn on the lights. Maybe even keep Vatican Radio on.

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