Pope’s quotes: Development that gives life

A quote from Pope Francis:

“This is one of the great challenges of our age. Reconverting to a development that knows how to respect creation. I see in America, in my homeland; many forests swept away, that become land that cannot be cultivated, that can no longer give life. This is our sin: exploiting the land and not letting her give us what she has inside, with our help through cultivation.”

-- Mass during pastoral visit to Italian region of Molise, July 5, 2014

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