Last week saw Pope Benedict XVI addressing diplomats and ambassadors to the Vatican during his annual "State of the World" address.
At the end of the discourse the Pope sounded hopeful and positive as he urged respect for creation. He mentioned climate change and environmental protection, and looked ahead to the Rio Conference on Sustainable Development.
Vatican Radio carries an interview with Dr Peter Pavlovic, Study Secretary of Church & Society Commission and Secretary of ECEN - the European Christian Environmental Network. The interview can be heard on the website.