In an act that the Vatican has denounced as sabotage, someone has leaked a draft of the Pope's encyclical on climate change. A copy was obtained by L'Espresso magazine and published on Monday.
At the start of the draft essay, the pope wrote, the Earth “is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorised to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.”