By John Upton, November 13, 2013
The worldwide leader of the Catholic
Church, none other than the ... pope himself, has come out in
opposition to the worldwide scourge of hydraulic fracturing.
OK, so Pope Francis didn’t exactly make a policy statement or a speech
denouncing fracking. But hints have emerged that he might do so soon.
And Twitter is afire with pictures of His Holiness holding up
anti-fracking T-shirts. The pictures were taken Monday following
meetings with Argentinians dealing with environmental issues:
Environmental filmmaker Fernando ‘Pino’ Solanas told elEconomista
that the pope had indicated during a Monday meeting that he was working
on a papal memo, known as an encyclical, that will address