“In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that ‘the ecological crisis is real.’
‘Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,’ Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.
While denying the existence of Islamic terrorism, Francis also seemed to condemn the denial of global warming, asserting that ‘the ecological crisis is real.’
‘A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,’ he said.
We know ‘what happens when we deny science and disregard the voice of Nature,’ the Pope said. ‘Let us not fall into denial. Time is running out. Let us act. I ask you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.'”