In his most powerful environment-themed address to date, Pope Francis issued a sober challenge during his audience in Rome on June 5. Noting that it is also World Environment Day, Pope Francis said: We are losing the attitude of wonder, contemplation, listening to creation. The implications of living in a horizontal manner [is that] we have moved away from God, we no longer read His signs. Read / hear entire text here. See other statements on care for creation and the poor from Pope Francis here.