Does Pope Francis think fracking is a sin?

  • Article by: Katelyn Fossett , Foreign Policy
  • Updated: November 14, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Meeting with green Argentine activists fuels speculation about the groundbreaking prelate's environmental views .

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bannedmuggsNov. 14, 13 1:30 PM

Oh, how the press is trying so hard to make Pope Francis into something he's not. This is about the lamest attempt yet.

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countrygentNov. 14, 13 1:35 PM

"Does Pope Francis think fracking is a sin?" I think you have he "F" word spelled wrong and yes he does think it is a sin. What a stupid headline.

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orpheus90Nov. 14, 13 2:29 PM

Is what we do to the environment a "moral" matter? Most people would probably say yes. I would. But I know there are conservatives - religious conservatives at that - who seem to think anything goes when it comes to exploitation of the environment, regardless of the impact such exploitation may have on the people and animals who inhabit it. And that's just plain greed.

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vlombardyNov. 14, 13 3:54 PM

True conservatives are concerned about the environment. Last I checked, it's the only one we have. I love Pope Francis.

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trlandsNov. 14, 13 3:56 PM

Oh please. Enough hysteria about fracking and allowing anyone to capture media attention. Let's have more science and facts, less fluff. It appears to me that Ms. Fossett is a student at Columbia University, and some of her other recent "foreign affairs" articles have been: October 28 - "Maybe Saudi Men Shouldn't Be Driving" November 1 - "Cuddle Simulators, Girlfriend Coats and Wine for Cats: Is Japan the Future of Human Lonliness" and that ground breaker: Oct. 25 - "Turkish Delight: What Makes a Sex Shop Hala?"

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bogie246Nov. 14, 13 4:01 PM

He can speak with authority on faith and morals. His opinion on anything else is no more valid than any other individual.

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stephanie66Nov. 14, 13 6:26 PM

I love it, how the reactionaries are in a tizzy because the pope is calling them sinners for exploitative business practices and shoddy environmental practices. And, all he is doing is simply resurrecting church teaching about the abuses of capitalism that go back nearly two hundred years in the church catechism, teachings that reactionaries conveniently buried in their never ending campaign against condoms. It's our turn now guys.

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MongooseBNov. 15, 13 2:43 PM

This has as much to do with the gospel as bedroom activity, if not more. Good on him!

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