(Reposted from DiamondFoundry.com)
Pope Francis Blesses Foundry-Grown Diamonds, Avoiding Mining
Diamond Foundry Inc., the world's first zero-emission diamond producer, presented a foundry-grown diamond produced with zero carbon emissions to His Holiness Pope Francis on Thanksgiving Day 2021 in Rome, Italy and received a blessing by the Pope for sustainably creating diamonds.
His Holiness Pope Francis has been clear about the many harmful effects of mining, previously stating "the entire mining sector is undoubtedly required to effect a radical paradigm change" and that “the earth’s resources are being plundered because of short-sighted approaches”. Further, Pope Francis has stated that mining activities result in an "extraction of wealth from land that paradoxically does not produce wealth for the local populations who remain poor."
The diamond presented by Diamond Foundry represents a fundamental shift in how this mineral can be produced. Avoiding mining altogether, Diamond Foundry converts greenhouse gases into pristine diamond using renewable energy powering proprietary plasma reactor technology.
“His Holiness Pope Francis is one of the preeminent moral authorities of our times,” said Martin Roscheisen, CEO of Diamond Foundry. “We are greatly honored to present a sustainably created diamond that entirely avoids the environmental and human toll of mining -- hopefully a brilliant example of the kind of paradigm shift possible for at least some mineral resources.”