Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks discusses a planned encyclical to be released by Pope Francis about climate change and the environment.
"An encyclical is a letter sent from the Pope to the Bishops directly under his sphere of influence that lays down a plan to be carried out by the entire Catholic Church. Pope Francis has declared that he will be sending out an encyclical this summer regarding climate change and the environment. It is unknown at this time why the Pope has chosen to tackle climate change now, but some guesses from experts have been made. It is expected that the Pope will declare that focusing on climate change is a part of christianity being stewards of the planet, as is described in the teachings that the Catholic Church follows."