Pope’s Encyclical Aids Creation Of Commission For Ecology And Environment In Sindh

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The encyclical of Pope Francis “Laudato sì”, dedicated to the environment and creation, our “common home” has inspired Bishop of Hyderabad Samson Shukardin to set priorities for his congregation.

An adhoc diocesan commission to deal with the ecology and environment has been created this includes promotion of green living, knowledge of ecology, seminars on these issues, workshops and special events.

Speaking to AsiaNews, the prelate points out that the words of Pope Francis “are a source of great inspiration” and come “at the right time” because the planet is experiencing “various environmental crisis”. The effects of climate change, adds Msgr. Samson, “were very rapid,” becoming the cause of “disasters and deaths around the world.”

Keeping in view the recent loss of lives due to the severe heat wave, environmental and ecological issues are important.

“The effects of global warming – he says – are very serious, and the poor are the ones who suffer most from the effects.” This is why he hopes “small steps” such as saving water and energy, will help to “keep the environment clean” and strengthen “the love of nature and all its creatures.” “We should promote this creation spirituality – concluded Msgr. Samson – and make the world a better place to live”.