Saturday, May 27, 2006

Vatican tells U.N.

Commit to sustainable development, fight global warming, Vatican tells UN here:
The international community must commit to sustainable resource management policies that place the needs of the human family and protection of the environment above commercial and industrial concerns, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations told a May 11 session of the UN Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Sustainable Development.

Progress toward global sustainable development pales in comparison to “a sobering picture” of the world’s environment, said Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the permanent observer of the Holy See to the international body.

“Essential improvement in living standards for all, while assuring our world’s environmental future,” he said, will only occur if there is an integrated international environmental and developmental policy coupled with “committed political follow through.”

Again, will anyone in the pews hear this in a homily, ever?