Pope asks world leaders to listen to ‘cry of the Earth’

Is this all that the Pope/Vatican/Catholic Church is good for; prayer? Now we’re going to save the environment by praying??? This is all I hear from the Catholic Church – pray for this, pray for that, pray for the other… 

And all this talk about helping the poor, give me a break! The Catholic Church has amassed more wealth over the centuries than the top ten corporations on the planet combined. Yet it’s always preaching to others to “help the poor”. How about doing something instead of simply saying something Mr. Francis! 

And please, stop with this prayer nonsense already. Use your common sense people, prayer is a waste of time. Just look at what’s happening throughout the world where millions of prayers are said each day… Ironically, it’s the people with the greatest level of despair who do the most praying. Yet they have nothing to show for all their praying.   

A blatant example on the validity of prayer can be seen in southeast Texas. How many prayers do you believe have been made by these people and others praying for them in the last week or so? Has it helped? NO. People can pray all they want, but the bottom line is this: no one is listening. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

Associated Press 

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging world leaders to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor” and take measures to protect the environment.

Francis made the appeal Wednesday in announcing that he and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew I, would be releasing a joint statement on care for God’s creation on Friday.

In 2015, Francis designated Sept. 1 as the church’s day for prayer for the environment, framing care for the planet as a moral issue.

In his announcement Wednesday, Francis urged everyone to be respectful and responsible toward the environment: “We also appeal to those who have influential roles to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer the most from ecological imbalance.”

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