Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing on Special Report with Bret Baier the day Pope Francis made his historic address to the U.S. Congress, addressed a main message of the Pope’s speech, climate change.

“The Pope is a religious leader. He is not a political figure,” Bush said. “Look, the climate is changing and its a creation of God. And people of faith, I think, understand that. And we should be protective of the environment for that very reason.”

In his address, Pope Francis referenced from his encyclical the need to “avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity” and called for “courageous actions and strategies aimed at implementing a culture of care.”

“We have a responsibility that goes beyond other species in that regard,” Bush added.