You have ruined the work of God by cutting down trees to put a roof over your head.
Humans are not allowed to transform the environment.
You must live like a primitive animal.
Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be met with a global response.
Francis praised the environmental movement, saying it was necessary for young people to “take to the streets to teach us what is obvious, that is, that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us”.
The pope, who wrote a major encyclical in 2015 on the defence of nature and the dangers of climate change, dedicated his general audience – broadcast from his library because of the coronavirus lockdown – to the theme.
Recounting a Spanish proverb that God always forgives, man sometimes forgives but nature never forgives, Francis said: “If we have deteriorated the Earth, the response will be very ugly.”
A landmark in the emergence of the environmental movement when it first took place in 1970, this year’s Earth Day has prompted calls from many, including U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, for governments to pursue “green recovery” in response to coronavirus
Both the pope and Guterres have made environmental protection and climate change signature themes of their offices.
“We see these natural tragedies, which are the Earth’s response to our maltreatment,” Francis said. “I think that if I ask the Lord now what he thinks about this, I don’t think he would say it is a very good thing. It is we who have ruined the work of God.”
Saying the Earth was not an endless deposit of resources to exploit, he said: “We have sinned against the Earth, against our neighbour and, in the end, against the creator.”
He’s doing his usual Climate Change priest routine, but there’s an insidious remark in his speech.
Saying that Earth can “respond” to humans doing stuff follows Francis’ heretical claims about “Mother Earth.” He appears to worship Earth, viewing it as some kind of sentient entity.
The fact that he talks about sinning against the Earth exposes him even further.
Last year, the Vatican synod for the Amazon region sparked controversy after the Church accepted statues of “Pachamama,” a fertility goddess, from a tribe of jungle people.
Pachamama means “Mother Earth.”
Cardinal Gerhard Müller made some comments about it at the time.
Life Site News, October 8, 2019:
“The Church belongs to Jesus Christ and must preach the Gospel and give hope for eternal life. It cannot make itself a protagonist of any ideology, whether that of ‘gender’ or environmentalist neopaganism. It is dangerous if this happens. I come back to the ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ prepared for the synod on the Amazon. In one of its paragraphs it speaks of ‘Mother Earth’: but this is a pagan expression. The earth comes from God and our mother in faith is the Church. We are justified through faith, hope, and love, not through environmental activism. Of course, taking care of creation is important, after all we live in a garden willed by God. But this is not the decisive point. What is is the fact that for us God is more important. Jesus gave his life for the salvation of men, not of the planet.”
What is Mother Earth and where does Mother Earth fit in the Church?
What is Mother Earth’s relationship with Jesus?
Francis’ strange behavior and beliefs leave many questions unanswered.