The Progressive Pope should’ve probably picked a better time and location to announce his latest environmental move banning all plastic items from the Vatican.

Instead, the pope made the announcement during a long-haul flight on a private jet returning to Italy from Africa with his entourage.

That’s a mighty large carbon footprint. 

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After making his announcement the pope launched into yet another one of his increasingly radical climate change lectures.

Pope Francis has banned plastic in Vatican City State to stand in solidarity with environmentalists. He made the announcement from aboard the papal plane during a long-haul flight back from his recent trip to Africa. The pope said he had been disturbed by a conversation a couple months ago with sea chaplains and fishermen who recounted how they had gathered six tons of plastic from the ocean over the course of a few months.

“In the Vatican we have banned plastic,” Francis told journalists. “We are working on that.”

The pope went on to explain that his prayer intention for September is for “the protection of the oceans that give us the oxygen we breathe.”

“We need to defend ecology and biodiversity — which is our life — and defend oxygen — which is our life,” he said. “I am comforted by the fact that it is young people who are waging this war. They have a great conscience and are saying: ‘The future is ours. Do what you want with yours but not with ours!’”

The pope said that he had been “anguished” when he saw a photo of a ship sailing all the way to the North Pole undisturbed by ice.

“And not long ago, we all saw the photograph of the symbolic funeral for an extinct glacier in Greenland,” he said.

In recent months, the pope has been adopting stronger rhetoric to describe what he sees as a climate emergency around the globe. [Breitbart]

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The pope usually flies a large Alitalia commercial jet, outfitted for he and his entourages needs.

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