Pope Benedict reads Ecorazzi every morning, just bought a solar powered pontif’s hat, and thinks Victoria E is hawt. He also wants his flock to start caring for their home– or as we put it around the PS office- stop f*&$ing up the planet.
“We all see that today man can destroy the foundation of his existence, his Earth,” he said.
“We cannot simply do what we want with this Earth of ours, with what has been entrusted to us,” said the Pope, who has been spending his time reading and walking in the scenic landscape bordering Austria.
World religions have shown a growing interest in the environment, particularly the ramifications of climate change.
The Pope, leader of some 1.1 billion Roman Catholics worldwide, said: “We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive.”
“This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness … than the desires of the moment.
“Our Earth is talking to us and we must listen to it and decipher its message if we want to survive,” he said.
Last April the Vatican sponsored a scientific conference on climate change to underscore the role that religious leaders around the world could play in reminding people that wilfully damaging the environment is sinful.