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Pope Francis Pushes Anti-Climate Change Encyclical With 24 Hours Of Tweets

Derek Hunter Contributor

After releasing an encyclical calling on the faithful to fight climate change, Pope Francis sent out more than 50 in 24 hours, telling his 6.35 million followers about the need to change the way markets function and how people live their lives, and calling for a “bold cultural revolution” in order to protect the planet.

The pope, who usually tweets sparingly, posted to Twitter every 20 minutes for a full day regarding the “common good.” Saying the planet is resembling “an immense pile of filth,” he added “Climate change represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”

Never replying to any questions or criticisms, the head of Catholic Church taught followers that “Economic interests easily end up trumping the common good.”

Starting with the hashtag “#LaudatoSi,” the name of his encyclical and Latin for “be praised,” the pope called for “a new dialog about how we are shaping the future of our planet.” He also said “The throwaway culture of today calls for a new lifestyle.”

He called on “Developed countries” to lead on the issue by “limiting their consumption of nonrenewable energy,” and took a swipe at capitalism and free markets, saying, “Whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenceless before the interests of a deified market.”

Below, in order, is what he said: