Our pro-life, and therefore environmentalist, pontiff has said:

"If we wish to build true peace, how can we separate, or even set at odds, the protection of the environment and the protection of human life, including the life of the unborn? It is in man's respect for himself that his sense of responsibility for creation is shown."

Citing St. Thomas Aquinas, the Holy Father said that "man represents all that is most noble in the universe."

"Furthermore," he affirmed, "as I noted during the recent FAO World Summit on Food Security, 'the world has enough food for all its inhabitants' provided that selfishness does not lead some to hoard the goods which are intended for all."

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