Pope Francis’s attention to creation is not a new focus for the papacy. Especially since 1891, when Pope Leo XIII began the modern tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, many popes have reiterated that care for creation is a moral responsibility and a core commitment of the Christian faith.
- Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on the Occasion of the Seventh Symposium of the Religion, Science and the Environment Movement
- Caritas In Veritate
- Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI To Students Participating in a Meeting Promoted by the “Sister Nature” Foundation
- Address of Pope John Paul II to the Members of the Agency of the United Nations