Henry Longbottom SJ

Lakes in Croatia, credit Bruno Monginoux
The Word emanating from Vatican corridors is that we can expect to see the long awaited environment-themed encyclical at some point during 2015.The exact date has not been disclosed, but it could coincide with Francis’ apostolic visit to the Philippines in January, a country where the Catholic Church has been something of a trailblazer on environmental issues.  Alternative possibilities are April 22 (World Earth Day) or October 4, the Feast of St. Francis (patron saint of ecology).Another...