In U.N. Speech, Pope Francis Blasts "Selfish and Boundless Thirst for Power and Material Prosperity"
– Speaking at the United Nations today, Pope Francis called on world leaders to protect the Earth. He said, "In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged ... The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: They are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing 'culture of waste.'"
more / full transcript:
In U.N. Speech, Pope Francis Blasts "Selfish and Boundless Thirst for Power and Material Prosperity" | Democracy Now!
Pope Francis demands UN respect rights of environment over 'thirst for power' | World news | The Guardian