Pope Francis: “Do not discard people like trash!”

We must counter the current “culture of waste”, where people and goods are seen as disposable, with a culture of encounter and solidarity, respect for creation and for every human being. This was Pope Francis message at his general audience Wednesday attended by 80 thousand people. Marking the UN World Environment Day the Pope said our pride leads us to exploit rather than care for the earth; that we no longer see it as a gift to be cherished, a sign of God’s love for man, because we live in a horizontal manner and we have moved away from the Lord. And as a direct result of this, we no longer care for the human person, who is in grave danger, or human ecology, which is closely linked to environmenta …

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