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Author: Pope Francis Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Linda Korn Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780399568718

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The complete text of the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, “rocked the international community”

In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic listeners but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.

It is, in short, as the New York Times labeled it, “An urgent call to action . . . intended to persuade followers around the world change their behavior, in hopes of protecting a fragile planet.”

With an insightful and informative introduction by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.

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  • “A powerful, prophetic, and personal plea for governments, religions, businesses, and individuals to work together to address climate change.”

    - Time
  • “The pope’s clarion call adds an ethical dimension to a debate too often bogged down in warring statistics and economic arguments…His powerful message on climate change should have the skeptics and deniers, who’ve stood in the way of meaningful action, squirming in their seats and feeling the heat.”

    - USA Today
  • “An urgent call to action.”

    - New York Times
  • “The most astonishing and perhaps the most ambitious papal document of the past one hundred years.”

    - Guardian (London)
  • “A bold act by the pope, the encyclical in many ways reflects a movement that has been growing for decades.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “In his masterful grasp of the science behind climate change, the pontiff unmasks himself as a policy wonk.”

    - Washington Post
  • “The letter isn’t just a manifesto for clergy and bishops, but doubles as a call to action with scientific rational, written in plain language and addressed to ‘every person living on this planet.’”

    - Chicago Tribune
  • “Straight talk on climate change from one of the world’s most popular people may provide the necessary nudge to policymakers (and the rest of us). For this, the work deserves an enthusiastic imprimatur.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Mark Bramhall and Linda Korn provide a clear and appropriately didactic narration. Their performance is slowly paced and clearly pronounced to aid comprehension. They do not condescend to their listeners. They do not add drama when it is unnecessary. This encyclical repays careful study.”

    - AudioFile

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About the Author

Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936, is the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, having been elected bishop of Rome and absolute sovereign of Vatican City. Throughout his life, both as an individual and as a religious leader, he has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. Born in Buenos Aires as the son of Italian parents, he was ordained a priest in 1969. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, the papal conclave elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, the first from the southern hemisphere, and the first non-European pope since Pope Gregory III, 1,272 years earlier.

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.