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Pope Francis on board a flight to Sri Lanka (CNS)

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The Dalai Lama joins rock star Patti Smith on stage at Glastonbury (PA)

The Dalai Lama praised the Pontiff during visit to the Glastonbury Festival

Francis won’t allow us to take refuge in ignorance or uncertainty on the environment (CNS)

The environmental encyclical makes us squirm because it exposes our greed and recklessness with the powerful searchlight of the Gospel

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/06/15

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A detail from St Francis Preaches to the Birds by Giotto

Throughout the centuries, saintly priests and nuns have been exemplary environmentalists

Pope Francis (CNS)

Full text: Laudato Si’

The encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis – Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In Laudato Si’ Francis calls for humanity to rethink what progress actually means

Pope Francis (CNS)

Italian magazine L’Espresso has published a leaked version of the pontiff’s encyclical on the environment

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical will surely focus on our duties of stewardship towards Creation