Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates

In The New York Times, Coral Davenport discusses the consequences that Pope Francis’ climate change message will have for Republican Catholic presidential candidates. The pope seems to support both the science of climate change and regulations on fossil fuels, which candidates like Rubio and Bush reject. The “papal encyclical could put Catholics who question that established climate science in a tough position, particularly in a year in which at least five Catholics may run for the Republican presidential nomination,” Davenport writes.

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