Bishops urge G8 leaders to consider the poor

Catholic bishops’ conferences in the G8 nations have urged G8 leaders “to take steps to improve nutrition, reduce hunger and poverty, and strengthen just tax, trade and transparency policies for the common good of all”.

“In a world that has made great strides in improving food production and distribution, far too many of God’s children still go to bed hungry or suffer from a lack of nutrition, a tragedy that has lifelong consequences for health and educational achievement,” they said.

The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States will hold their 2013 summit in the UK on June 17 and 18.

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