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Pope Francis gives Trump his letter on protecting the environment

As the Trump administration considers pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his message on the need to combat global warming and environmental degradation.

The 192-page document, titled "Laudato si'" and subtitled "On Care For Our Common Home," is a Papal Encyclical outlining the Pope's opinion on the need to protect the environment. "The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish," the Pope writes in the encyclical he gave to Mr. Trump.

"Well, I'll be reading them," Mr. Trump said when he received the document along with a number of other gifts from the Catholic leader.

Martin Schulz

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