In keeping with his encyclical on climate change released a couple of months ago, the Pope is establishing a new holy day to “be celebrated on 1st September each year.” He calls it the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” In a letter to Cardinals Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, he expressed his desire to stand with the Orthodox Church, which already celebrates that day each year.

Although the Pope has criticized Christians for being obsessed with abortion and gays and although he acknowledged it was wrong to muder in the name of God, while saying it was wrong to provoke or insult people by speaking ill of their religion, he has yet to address in any significant way all the persecution taking place as Islamists attack Christians. Yet for some reason, the fairy tale known as global warming has a higher priority than morals to preserve society and unborn babies who ensure human societies continue (not to mention that unborn female babies and babies of color are the ones targeted for murder the most).

His letter proclaims the Sept. 1 holy day as “a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation…as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” Never mind the real sins humans commit against other humans and against God himself. Made up sins against “Mother Earth” are more serious. One has to wonder with his upcoming speech at the UN and before the US Congress in September if he will reiterate his call for one world governance to combat this imaginary problem and then use it as a springboard later to usher in another Inquisition against Jews and genuine Christians.

Pope Francis goes on to state that this day will be a sign to promote his ecumenical aspirations of unity with the Orthodox Church, “other ecumenical organizations”, and the World Council of Churches. Essentially, another move toward establishing one world religion. As I stated a few weeks ago, the Pope’s climate change initiatives are steeped in pagan religious principles. And as verification of that, he ends his letter to his Cardinals with an invocation to dead saints (a practice called necromancy that the Bible speaks against in Deut. 18:10-12)–“…I invoke the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God and of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Canticle of the Creatures inspires so many men and women of goodwill to live in praise of the Creator and with respect for creation.”

Source: Pope Francis announces World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, Independent Catholic News, August 10, 2015.

Harry A. Gaylord