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What The Pope's Views On Climate Change Mean For Catholics04:26
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Pope Francis, pictured here in Cuba on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, will visit the U.S. this week and is expected to sell his stance on the environment to lawmakers and world leaders. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP Pool)
Pope Francis, pictured here in Cuba on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, will visit the U.S. this week and is expected to sell his stance on the environment to lawmakers and world leaders. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP Pool)
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Catholic parishes and universities are starting to incorporate the pope's landmark encyclical on the environment into their teachings and day-to-day operations.

The 180-page document released by Pope Francis in June says climate change is man-made and the poor will suffer the most from it. But the pope's teaching has been divisive, and Francis is expected to sell his stance to lawmakers and world leaders in U.S. this week.

Carolyn Beeler, from The Pulse at Here & Now contributor WHYY, reports.

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This segment aired on September 22, 2015.

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