A much speculated on and debated encyclical on ecology is due to be released by Pope Francis later this week. The encyclical has caused a storm before its publication. Some politicians, most notably in the US, have advised the Pope to keep quiet about climate change and global warming. Yet, American Rabbi, Arthur Waskow, has been inspired by the Pope to write a letter to “all Jewish people, to all communities of the spirit, and to the world” on the climate crisis. The Dalai Lama tweeted to 11.2 million people “Since climate change and the global economy now affect us all, we have to develop a sense of the oneness of humanity.” And, to add to the pot, a veteran Vatican journalist, Sandro Magister, has had his press accreditation withdrawn from the Vatican for breaking an embargo on the release. By RUSSELL POLLITT.