Pope Francis
Pope Francis recently published an ‘encyclical letter’ on ecology and climate change.  Now he has commented more specifically on mining and its impact on communities.
Pope Francis: Mining industry in need of ‘a radical paradigm change’
The global mining sector is called to “a radical paradigm change” to make improvements in how the industry impacts the planet and the poor, said Pope Francis ahead of a Vatican meeting on the topic.
The Pope writes to the participants in a meeting on the effects of mining
Pope Francis has sent a message to Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”, to be communicated to the representatives of communities affected by mining activities participating in the meeting “United with God, we hear a cry”, organised in collaboration with the Latin American “Churches and Mining” network.