The 192-page document is Pope Francis' first major teaching letter on climate change and its effects on the planet's poor
(Time) Italian Magazine L’Espresso leaked
Pope Francis’ hotly anticipated encyclical on climate change on its
website on Monday, breaking an embargo on the document set for Thursday.
The 192-page document is Pope Francis’ first major teaching letter on
climate change and its effects on the planet’s poor. Hailed by some as
the “pope of the poor,” Francis’ linkage of environmental and economic
issues puts the Vatican out front on a closely watched topic.
A Vatican official told Bloomberg News that the leak was a “heinous act.”
“An Italian text of a draft of the Pope’s Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ has
been published. Please note that it is not the final text, and that the
rules of the Embargo remain in place,” read an official statement
from the Vatican. “We ask journalists to respect professional
standards, which call for waiting for the official publication of the