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Pope backs Brazilian bishops’ Lenten campaign to protect biological diversity

March 01, 2017

Pope Francis has given his endorsement to the “Fraternity Campaign,” undertaken each year during Lent by the Brazilian bishops’ conference.

The theme of this year’s campaign is preservation of Brazil’s unique biological habitats. The Pope, in a message of support, remarks that Brazil boasts “a diversity of ecosystems of extraordinary beauty.” He says that they must be protected against “agrgression toward creation and the deterioration of nature.”


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Mar. 01, 2017 10:30 PM ET USA

    Indigenous people are generally small tribal groups who do know how to take care of nature but others are not so clear cut. Brazil is very large and can contribute much when properly controlled. This may mean corrupt companies or government. Hard to control them. This should be first rather than preaching about unique habitats. Getting rid of the corrupt goes a long way to saving unique habitats.