Published on November 30th, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst3
Hindus Praise Vatican for Embracing Solar
Hindus have praised the Vatican and Pope Benedict for finishing the installation of its 2400-panel solar photovoltaic array, a move that will cut its carbon monoxide emissions by about 225 tons and save the equivalent of 80 tons of oil each year.
[social_buttons]Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, applauded His Holiness Pope Benedictus XVI Joseph A. Ratzinger in a statement, for this “environment friendly move and frequent calls to save the planet and curb environmental degradation.”
Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, urged all world religious leaders, religions and denominations to openly bless the environmental causes. Ancient Hindu scriptures, especially Atharva-Veda, were highly respectful of mother nature, he added.
“We may believe in different religions, yet we share the same home—our Earth. We must learn to happily progress or miserably perish together. For man can live individually but can only survive collectively,” Rajan Zed said, quoting scriptures.
Zed may soon have even more reasons to heap praise on Pope Benedict, as Vatican officials are reportedly considering building a 740 acre solar array on land it owns north of Rome and selling excess electricity back to the Italian grid.
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