Charles Krauthammer reacted on "Special Report" tonight to the release of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. 

The much-anticipated teaching document titled "Laudato Si" (Praise Be), urges the need for "political and spiritual conversion of global leaders to dedicate themselves to curbing climate change," the Associated Press reported. 

It also calls for the ending of policies and personal habits that destroy the earth. 

Pope Francis is the first pontiff to use the high-level teaching document to plea for climate change and the environment.

Krauthammer said the "left has been quite selective" in embracing Pope Francis' statements, depending on "what it likes and what it doesn't like." 

"I think that an institution that is not exactly distinguished itself over the centuries when it came to science ... should be somewhat humble about pretending to teach science, as well as in this case economics and politics," Krauthammer said of the Catholic Church.

Watch the full video above.

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