Pope Francis: A Prophet for our Times

22 June 2015

 The Age 22 June 2015

Pope Francis’s encyclical has been getting – plenty of coverage, but relatively little attention to its deeper insights and recommendations. Far too much emphasis on climate change – important as the issue is – and too little on the deeper diagnosis of our current predicament.  

. . .this is in many ways an explosive document. Explosive not because of what it says about climate change, though many have focused on this aspect of the document. But rather because of its prophetic quality, its boldness and directness, its intended audience, the way it synthesises spirituality, ethics, science, ecology and society, and above all the way it addresses one f the most critical moments in human history.

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