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In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Pope Francis walks toward a newly planted oak tree during a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the Earth can recover “if we allow it to rest” and must spur people to adopt simpler lifestyles to help the planet, which is “groaning,” under the constant demand for economic growth, Pope Francis said on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in his latest, urgent appeal to help a fragile environment. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)

In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Pope Francis walks toward a newly planted oak tree during a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the Earth can recover “if we allow it to rest” and must spur people to adopt simpler lifestyles to help the planet, which is “groaning,” under the constant demand for economic growth, Pope Francis said on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in his latest, urgent appeal to help a fragile environment. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)

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