US Hindus commend Pope's environmental stand

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 05:40 hrs

Nevada, Jan 18 (IBNS) A US based Hindu group has applauded His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for connecting environmental protection with poverty eradication for human development.

"Environmental protection and the connection between fighting poverty and fighting climate change are important areas for the promotion of integral human development", Pope Benedict said in his recent annual "State of the World" address.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), commending Pope for his powerful stand on environmental issues, said that to effectively curb environmental degradation and save the planet, religions of the world had to come together to form a joint global strategy.

Pope Benedict heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest of the Christian denominations.

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