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Cardinal Tagle writes letter on Laudato Si'

July 21, 2015

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila recently wrote a letter to Caritas Internationalis on Laudato Si', Pope Francis's second encyclical.

Cardinal Tagle, who serves as the president of the Church's confederation of relief and development agencies, said that "Pope Francis called each of us to undertake a mission to save the planet, our relationship with God and our human family. He gave us a reminder to 'take the trash out of our lives' and clean it up out of everyone else’s so we can live as one human family in dignity and in unity."

"In some parts of the world babies are born, children grow up and adults face the end of their lives living and working in the poisonous waste created and discarded by others," Cardinal Tagle added. "In other parts people live on a tightrope between floods and droughts and grave injustices. In these places, life is slowly strangled from the very beginning. This is not God’s design for humanity and the Earth."

 


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