本笃教皇在世界青年日讲演中呼吁保护地球 Pope Benedict Calls for Protection of Earth in World Youth Day Speech

17 July, 2008

罗马天主教皇本笃16世敦促世界各地的年轻天主教徒维护地球环境,排斥物质主义和流行文化。罗马天主教皇星期四在澳大利亚著名的悉尼港附近举办的世界青年日活动上,向10多万名朝圣者发表讲话。

本笃16世对信众说,人类为了“保持无可满足的消费”,浪费了地球上的海洋与其它自然资源。

他还谴责现代娱乐业,尤其是电视与互联网上不断描述酗酒、吸毒、暴力与性堕落。

Pope Benedict has called on young Catholics from around the world to preserve the Earth's environment and reject materialism and pop culture. The Pope made his remarks today (Thursday) to more than 100-thousand pilgrims at World Youth Day near Australia's famed Sydney Harbor.

Benedict told the crowd that mankind had squandered the planet's oceans and other natural resources to "fuel an insatiable consumption."

He also denounced the constant portrayal of alcohol and drug abuse, violence and sexual degradation in modern entertainment, especially on television and the Internet.