If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation
Pope Benedict XVI2009
Message from Pope Benedict XVI during the XLIII World Peace Day, 1 January 2010, in which he refers to the need to face the world ecological crisis. The message aims to make people more aware of the close relationship between the safeguarding of the values of Creation and peace, and also reminds us of the difficulties posed by environmental degradation. As well, this message emphasizes the obligation and the responsibility that humankind has to protect the environment.
Benedictus PP. XVI. If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the celebration of the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2010 [On-line]. From the Vatican, 8 December 2009. <http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/messages/peace/documents/hf_ben-xvi_mes_20091208_xliii-world-day-peace_en.html>
[Last access: 9 November 2010].