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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew calls harming the environment a sin in 1997. He is the first religious leader in history to make such a statement. Read More »
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The Greenhouse Effect and the Threat of Climate Change »
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Message on the Day of Prayer for Creation - 1989 »
Introduction to Christian Environmental Initiatives »
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Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2019) »
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