Pope turns off Vatican fountains

The Vatican fountains are unusually quiet at present. That’s because Pope Francis has had them turned off  to show solidarity and conserve water during the drought affecting much of Italy.

Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si denounces wasteful practices and highlights the importance of clean drinking water.

The prolonged drought has hit two-thirds of farmland and has so far cost Italian agriculture about two billion euros. Read more

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