"The family needs a home,
a fit environment
in which to develop its proper relationships.
For the human family, this home is the earth,
the environment that God the Creator
has given us to inhabit
with creativity and responsibility.
We need to care for the environment;
it has been entrusted to men and women
to be protected and cultivated
with responsible freedom,
with the good of all
as a constant guiding criterion."
-- Pope Benedict XVI, 2007 World Day of Peace message