In midst of sex abuse scandal, pope calls plastics littering oceans an ‘emergency’

In midst of sex abuse scandal, pope calls plastics littering oceans an ‘emergency’
Pope Francis (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Look, a squirrel!]

Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans.

Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.”

He said efforts to fight plastics litter must be waged “as if everything depended on us.”

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The pope also denounced as “unacceptable” the privatization of water resources at the expense of the “human right to have access to this good.”

Environmental protection is a priority of his papacy.

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