“…my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day … And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! … Sister Moon and the stars … our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us …”

Upon his election, Cardinal Bergoglio surprised the world by taking the name of the joyful medieval ascetic St. Francis. This month will see the release of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment, which takes as its name the title of St. Francis’ beautiful poem, Laudato Si, known in English as the Canticle of the Sun. It is a brilliant move by the Pope who continues to surprise and provoke.

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