Pope's quotes: Environmental challenge

A quote from Pope Francis:

“It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth. The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable. 'Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good.' This common good also includes the earth, a central theme of the encyclical which I recently wrote in order to 'enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.' 'We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.’ ”

-- Address to U.S. Congress, Sept. 25, 2015

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