In the past two decades both the late Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have addressed the ecological issue on a number of occasions. The most notable documents are : Peace with God the Creator: Peace with All Creation (January 1st 1990), Chapter 10 of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004), Caritas in Veritate (July 2009), If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation (January 1st 2010) and The Address of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps, (January 11th , 2010). I find the claim that these are very competent and insightful documents from an ecological perspective difficult to support, for a number of reasons.


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