Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for a meeting with the Roman Diocesans on June 14, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican.
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By Ryan Teague Beckwith
June 18, 2015

Pope Francis released an encyclical Thursday which calls for action to curb climate change, which he says is caused by human activities.

The introduction to the papal letter, named Laudato Si’ or “Praise Be to You,” ends with a section called “My Appeal,” in which the pope personally calls for action.

Here is the text of that section:

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