Speaking to Sean Hannity of Fox News, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated his stance on climate change, saying, “look, the climate is changing, there’s lots of things that we can do that aren’t political or doesn’t create a partisan divide or political divide about that issue.”

He also defended his criticism of Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical on the environment, which calls for action on climate change. “I respect the pope, I think he’s an incredible leader, but I think it’s better to solve this problem in the political realm. I’m going to read what he says, of course, I’m a Catholic and try to follow the teachings of the Church.”

Later, Bush reportedly said, “I don’t go to Mass for economic policy or for things in politics. I’ve got enough people helping me along the way with that.”