Gallery: ‘Green Pope’ Benedict XVI Resigns From The Vatican at Age 85

 

Pope Benedict XVI photo from Shutterstock

Today Pope Benedict XVI announced plans to resign on Feb 28, citing his advanced age and health. Over his tenure he garnered the moniker “the Green Pope” by making environmentalism a moral issue. Pope Benedict XVI stressed Catholic stewardship of God’s creation, and he was also instrumental in making the Vatican a carbon neutral city during his reign. From installing solar panels on the roof of the main auditorium of the Vatican to riding in an electric Renault Popemobile, Benedict lent support to the environmental movement through his endorsements.

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  1. seebert February 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    This aspect of Pope Benedict XVI’s reign is almost unknown in the United States, where environmentalism is synonymous with population control and reduction on the left, and with the libertarian emphasis on profit over life for any species on the right.

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