Santorum rebuked for seeking to silence Pope Francis on environment

religion | Jun 08, 2015 | By Martin Barillas

"Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace interviewed GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on June 7. Santorum, a devout Catholic and former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, recently criticized Pope Francis for the latter's recent remarks about environmental issues. The Republican candidate said that the Pope should not speak about environmental issues since he is not a scientist.
 
Wallace reminded Santorum that the Pope holds a decree in chemistry from a prestigious Argentine university. The host said of the Pope, “if he’s not scientist,” and “neither are you.”
 
“That’s just one point,” said Wallace. “The second point is somewhere between 80 percent and 90 percent of scientists who have studied this say that humans, men — human activity, contributes to climate change. So, I guess the question would be, if he shouldn’t talk about it, should you?”


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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