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普林斯顿—上个月,教皇方济各发布了他历史性的教皇通谕《赞美你》(Laudatio Si)。在这篇通谕中,他解释道,他选择方济各作为教名是因为他认为亚西西的圣方济各(St. Francis of Assisi)是“照顾弱者和快乐而真实的整体生态(integral ecology)的典范。”他的命名哲学表明,对自然的关注与穷人的正义、社会承诺以及内心平静不可分割。

方济各通谕的标题参考了圣方济各歌颂创建一切的上帝的《太阳颂》(Canticle of the Sun)——这也是罗马天主教传统中最重要的环境整体论表述。但《太阳颂》所歌颂的“太阳兄”(Brother Sun)和“月亮妹”(Sister Moon)似乎过于接近自然崇拜,以至于有人质疑这是否可以包含在主流天主教思想中。


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