By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
I have been curious about Pope Francis’ views on animals. Many of you know he chose his papal name after Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. I recently had the good fortune to interview Dr. Miguel Diaz, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See about Pope Francis. Here is an excerpt of my parade.com article:
“Pope Francis wants us to care for all of God’s creatures,” says Diaz. “That means all human creatures regardless of faith, gender, race, culture, physical ability, immigration status, political affiliation, and sexual orientation. And of course, among God’s creatures the Pope would include animals. We were given this earth to nurture, and to make it habitable for all creatures. We need to cultivate our dwelling place for all to enjoy, not exploit it.”
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