Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The pope calls on Christmas Mass to protect the environment

Today is Christmas, and I was happy to read on the New York Times ('Pope Makes Appeal to Protect the Environment') that Pope Benedict XVI talked on the midnight Christmas Mass about the environment and expressed his concerns of the way we're treating the planet.

Ian Fisher of the NYT reports that "Benedict referred to one early father of the church, Gregory of Nyssa, a bishop in what is now Turkey. “What would he say if he could see the state of the world today, through the abuse of energy and its selfish and reckless exploitation?” the pope asked."

It's not the first time the pope expresses his concerns over the environment and actually he is speaking more and more about the need to go green and use our natural resources more sustainably. I hope the pope will continue in his efforts to bring more attention to green issues, as he's definitely a powerful agent of change that can lead many people to go green.

Happy green holidays,
Raz @ Eco-Libris