Yes, the pope believes there’s solid scientific consensus supporting the theory of climate change. In his new encyclical, “Laudato Si,” he covers that in a few terse paragraphs. But the encyclical is so much more than that. It’s beautiful and thought-provoking, coming at the question of man’s relationship with others and with the natural world from various compelling angles.

Needless to say, those relationships are ailing. Pope Francis gives us a masterful diagnosis of the ills of modern life, with the pollution and degradation of our common home, the Earth, as a major symptom, but certainly not the only symptom.

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