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Pope: Care for Our Earth So As to Reduce Natural Disasters

Encourages joining efforts to reduce risks faced by most vulnerable populations

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Pope Francis today concluded his weekly general audience with a mention of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, which this year features the theme: “Reducing mortality.”
The Pope noted that natural disasters could be limited if we would take better care of the environment.
“Therefore I encourage you to join far-sighted efforts in the protection of our common home, promoting a culture of prevention, also with the help of new advances, in order to reduce the risk to the most vulnerable populations.”

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