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Pope Francis Is Climate Change-Fighting Superhero In Trailer For Environmental Encyclical

06/15/2015 11:53 am ET | Updated Jun 15, 2015

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment has been called everything from an “anticapitalist revolution” to an “explosive intervention” that is set to permanently transform the debate around climate change.

It was only a matter of time before one of the most highly anticipated papal documents in recent decades got an epic Hollywood trailer.

The Observatorio do Clima, a network of Brazilian climate change advocacy organizations, released a trailer pitting a kickboxing, steely-eyed, no-nonsense Francis against the coal, oil and gas companies seeking to bring the earth to its destruction.

Featuring some of Francis' best one-line zingers on the environment -- "If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us” -- the trailer turns the pope into a climate change-fighting superhero.

H/T Slate

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