Creator God, bless Pope Francis in his ongoing efforts to emphasize care of the earth as a vital aspect of Christian faith. He does not have patience for those who claim climate change is a theory or a "hoax." Yesterday he spoke of the moral responsibility that we all share to care for the environment. May we have eyes to see and ears to hear the truths set before us. And may each person who has a position of influence use it to protect our common home. Amen.