Laudato Si: a hopeful read, but futile if the Pope can not see that it is godly to reduce our population.
In 2013 the Pope spoke to millions of the poor in Brazil. This picture, teeming with humans with screened pictures of the him interspersed, says a great deal. However, idealistic and forward thinking his message may be, there is no hope that it will ever be fulfilled with our numbers ever struggling upwards into more privation for ourselves and for everything else in the biosphere. To make the message of Laudato si truly meaningful, the Pope must take the next step and lead a movement to reduce the human population as quickly as it can be done in a humane and (if you will) godly fashion. Sadly, this is likely impossible for him and he will never see his vision realized.