As the world awaits Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, there are plenty of predictions about what topics he’ll cover. (See here, here, and here.) Pope Francis has talked a lot about the environment, our responsibility as Christians to care for creation, and the overwhelming burden felt by the poor when it comes to environmental disaster. Busted Halo gathered eight of the pope’s quotes on the environment into this slideshow. Share it with young adults and talk about their expectations for Pope Francis’ encyclical and how they answer the call to care for creation in their own lives:

  • What was your favorite quote? What message from Pope Francis about the environment resonates with you?
  • What expectations do you have for the pope’s upcoming encyclical? What do you think the reaction will be from the rest of the world?
  • How do you and/or your parish answer the call to care for creation?
  • What connections do you see between your spiritual life and creation?