Pope Francis has always been a crowd puller with words of wisdom. Since being elected pontiff in 2013, he has left an indelible imprint on the minds of thousands with his expressions.

He has been changing the image of Christians. The Pope is well aware of his power and knows that he can bring about a change in mindsets of the people.

Notably, the Pope says that it is the responsibility of every Christian to keep the environment clean.

His charm is not only limited to the common man but he has also tried influencing the political leaders of the world by his first ever papal encyclical on the environment which talks about reduction of green house gases.

“The encyclical mainly focuses on pollution and climate change, the issue of water, loss of biodiversity (i.e., the extinction of plants, animals, etc.), decline in the quality of human life and the breakdown of society and global inequality,” noted Catholic Online.

Here are six of the Pope’s ‘Greenest’ quotes about the environment, notes National Geographic:

“God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives. If you give her a slap, she will give you one. I believe that we have exploited nature too much.” – January 15, 2015

“As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.” – January 18, 2015

“A Christian who doesn’t safeguard creation, who doesn’t make it flourish, is a Christian who isn’t concerned with God’s work, that work born of God’s love for us.” – February 9, 2015

“May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care.” – April 22, 2015

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.” – May 24, 2015  

“We received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” – July 7, 2015