Papal authority and climate change: Preparing for Pope Francis' encyclical

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On June 18, Pope Francis will publish the Church's first enyclical on ecology. While for many this is an exciting and unprecedented move, others have already started criticizing the pope. Among the strongest critics are people who argue that Catholics do not have to take this document seriously—that some of its teachings may not be made with the charism of infallibility and could therefore be ignored.