An ecological pope challenges the Anthropocene Epoch
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In his recent encyclical Laudatio si', On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis is a biocentric holist, advocating "integral ecology." He fully recognizes that humans need nature as natural resources, but he limits such use with a recognition of intrinsic value in God's created order. He laments biodiversity losses, celebrating all creatures great and small. He is scientifically informed, and in result asks for a transformed world view, limiting excessive technology and taming rapacious capitalism, simultaneously conserving nature and opening up opportunity for impoverished peoples. The encyclical ...