|4/21/2013 11:43:00 AM|
Pope could inspire compassion
Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has a reflective moment.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
As a Catholic who works to stop animal suffering, I’m hopeful that Pope Francis will inspire everyone to make more compassionate choices. He has already encouraged his followers to respect each of God’s creatures and the environment in which we live.
We can do this by choosing healthy vegan foods, which require fewer resources and generate fewer greenhouse gasses. Animals form friendships, feel pain and joy, grieve for lost loved ones, and value their lives just as we value ours. Each vegan spares more than 100 animals every year. If Pope Francis can influence others to be kind to animals, he will surely make St. Francis proud.
Heather Moore, Norfolk, Va.