BY ANA TONI AND ALICE AMORIM

This week, the speeches Pope Francis did during his visit to the United States, including at the opening of UN’s General Assembly, confirmed his position of spokesperson and political actor of the climate change cause.

Since the release of the encyclical Laudato Sí in the beginning of the year, the message that it is necessary to rethink our relationship with the planet, the relations of interdependence and to reestablish the balance between the social, environmental and economic dimensions has been gaining new meaning and reach. However, this movement goes way beyond Catholic Church. Several religious communities are leading forums of dialogue and action over climate change all around the world, letting clear that saving the planet it is not just a task for the environmentalists, but of all of us.

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