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President Obama invoked Pope Francis's call for strong stewardship of the environment, a few weeks after his historic visit to Washington.

"As Pope Francis reminds us so eloquently, this planet is a gift from God — and our common home," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio address. "We should leave it to our kids in better shape than we found it."

The president used the occasion to highlight his international efforts on the environment, but also to criticize Republicans in Congress for holding up his climate change agenda.

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