The Amazon

According to an article that appeared recently in The Tablet, Pope Benedict XVI has given unconditional support to recent efforts by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to save the Amazon rainforest. This was announced on the occasion of an international symposium on the environment held 13th-20th July by the Orthodox Church. In his message Benedict XVI underlined the importance of the Catholic and Orthodox churches working together to promote a catechism on creation. He said this could have “an important impact on the perceived value of life itself and on the adequate solution of inescapable social problems”.