November 28, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI received some 10,000 young people participating in the project 'Nature in School', promoted by the foundation to help the environment known as “Sorella Natura” or the Sisters of Nature. Benedict XVI“I want to say that I appreciate your decision to be 'guardians of Creation' and you can count on my support.”
Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga gave him a reproduction of the Codex 338, which are autobiographical writings by St. Francis of Assisi and the first draft of the Canticle of Creatures.
The foundation Sisters of Nature is closely related to Franciscan spirituality. The pope wanted a meeting with them on November 29th because it marks the anniversary of the proclamation of St. Francis of Assisi as the patron of ecologists and the Day of Care for Creation.
Benedict XVI recalled that respect for nature is also to respect the human being and helps to discover the deepest identity of the person.Benedict XVI“Today more than ever it seems clear that respect for the environment can not forget the recognition of the value of the human person and his inviolability in any stage or condition of your life. Respect for the human being and respect for nature go together.”
The pope said to teachers that Earth has no future if we don't help children to take a more responsible approach toward creation.Benedict XVI“Here, dear young people, I am convinced that I've found an ally in you, the true guardians of life and creation.”
The Italian foundation Sisters of Nature promotes awareness of environmental protection based on respect for life.