Swords to Plowshares

Promoting a faith-based love for all creation.

If I am Catholic and believe scripture interpretation belongs exclusively to the Pope, what does the Pope say about dominion and our stewardship over animals?

Here is the current Pope (Francis)’s position with respect to our stewardship of animals: “Although it is true that we Christians have at times incorrectly interpreted the Scriptures, nowadays we must forcefully reject the notion that our being created in God’s image and given dominion over the earth justifies absolute domination over other creatures.”

From Section 67 of Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home:


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