March 13, 2017

A woman carries a child through air pollution in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 6. According to Yale University's Environmental Performance Index, Nepal ranks 149 out of 180 countries for environmental standards. (CNS photo/Narendra Shrestha, EPA)

"There is a growing awareness that scientific and technological progress cannot be equated with the progress of humanity and history, a growing sense that the way to a better future lies elsewhere. "

- Pope Francis, from "Laudato Si': On care for our common home." Today is the fourth anniversary of Francis' election to the papacy. National Catholic Reporter has a full line-up of coverage.