Pope’s quotes: Creation is a gift

A quote from Pope Francis:

“As Christ’s disciples, we have a further reason to unite with people of good will for the protection and defense of nature and the environment. Indeed, creation is a gift entrusted to us from the hands of the Creator. … This doctrine of our faith offers us an even stronger impetus towards a responsible and respectful relationship with creation: in inanimate nature, in plants and in animals we recognize the imprint of the Creator, and in our peers we see His likeness. Living in close contact with nature … does not only imply respect for it, but also commitment to contributing in a concrete way towards eliminating the wastefulness of a society that tends increasingly to discard goods that are still usable and could be donated to those in need.”

— Audience with members of Adult Scouts Movement, Nov. 8, 2014

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