Popes John XXIII and John Paul II may be canonized as saints together, possibly on Dec. 8, Rome’s La Stampa newspaper reported. That day is the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Sao Paulo State University research showing that tree seeds now are significantly smaller (“Shriveled Seeds”) triggered comments. Was this due to unchecked hunting of fruit-eating birds? The issue is increasingly “common in tropical areas around the world.”
“I can’t wait to see how the rest of this story turns out, “ John Carr of Georgetown University wrote. Late June, Francis completed 100 days as 256th pope after Peter. He shunned robes, red handcrafted shoes and offered a chair and sandwich to a tired --- and startled --- Swiss guard.
Wasting food is “stealing from tables of the poor”,” Pope Francis told a UN World Environment Day audience.. “A culture of waste… is despicable when many suffer from hunger”.
The window to ease impacts of global warming is closing more rapidly than earlier estimated, says World Bank in a study released last Wednesday. Sea level surges will double as mountain glaciers melt. They’ll interlock with intense storms inflicting deaths and damage.