An award-winning missionary magazine

POPE: Message For World Day Of The Poor

Pope Francis says Christians are urgently called to manifest their faith by giving “a sign of neighborliness and relief in the face of the many forms of poverty” that afflict our world, and at the same time honor them “who are the real presence of Jesus in our midst,” writes Linda Bordoni in the Vatican News website.

In a message released for the 2nd World Day of the Poor to be celebrated  on November 18, Pope Francis said we live in a world “which praises, follows and imitates those who have power and riches, while at the same time marginalizing the poor and considering them an object of shame.”

The theme chosen for this year’s message is “This poor man cried and the Lord heard him”. It comes on the heels of the 1st World Day of the Poor which was established by Pope Francis.  
 


Read These Next


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Bishops Raise Concerns Over Elections

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have raised election concerns that threaten to plunge the country into chaos. According to the Constitution, presidential and parliamentary…

DEATH PENALTY: “No Punishment Without Hope”

Pope Francis, in a message sent to an international anti-death penalty event last June, condemned the use of the death penalty, saying it fosters vengeance and does not bring justice to the victims of…

JAPAN: Being With The Young

Friendship with Christ and a “living” Church is the antidote to loneliness and selfishness that afflict young Japanese people, according to Fr. Antonio Camacho, a missionary from Guadalupe and head of…

Share Your Thoughts


Loading Conversation

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!