The drought that is hitting the city of Rome and the neighboring areas of this Italian capital has pushed the Holy See to undertake measures to save water. According to the news of Vatican Radio, rebroadcast by zenit.org, the Governorate of the Vatican City State has decided to close all the fountains, both those in St. Peter’s Square and the fountains in the Vatican Gardens and in the territory of the Vatican.
The Governorate of the State of the Vatican City has taken these measures to save water, according to the teaching of Pope Francis in the encyclical named “Laudato Si”
In this document, the Pope warns against the “habit of wasting” water that has reached “an unprecedented level”, while “clean and drinking water,” he says, “is a matter of paramount importance as it is essential to human life and to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems support “.
Due to this drought, ten regions of Italy have found themselves in a critical situation. The fires continue to devastate the south of the country. The heat and the absence of rain that have been hitting the city for more than two months have led to the exhaustion of fresh water supply. And scarcity of water scarcity can affect a big number of the inhabitants of Rome.
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