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06 June 2018 | by Malcolm Guite

Francis' views on man's relationship with nature are uncannily prefigured in the works of Taylor Coleridge

Laudato Si' and the Ancient Mariner

 

Since it was published on 18 June three years ago, Laudato Si’ has gained a wide readership well beyond the Catholic Church. It’s an astonishing document in many ways, and no global figure has offered a clearer or more compelling analysis of our current ecological crisis and of the possible ways forward than Pope Francis.

The Pope directs his words to all of us, not just Catholics, or even Christians. As he says at the outset: “In this encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” (3).





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