Pope Francis and the federal election

His encyclical is not only spiritual, but a profoundly influential political document.

UN Photo: Mark Garten
Pope Francis walks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Vatican on April 28.
Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 07/01/2015 12:00 am EDT

Pope Francis’ encyclical, on the climate and ecological crisis is a profoundly important spiritual and ethical document. It is also becoming a profoundly influential political document.

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