Posts Tagged ‘World Day of the Poor’

Stop and speak to the poor

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Archbishop Jason Gordon has called on citizens to stretch a helping hand to at least one person in need, saying the poor are not objects or statistics. Gordon, the Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, said, “Find someone you know, reach out to one poor person. Not just to give money, but stop, Read more

Disadvantaged and homeless dine at Vatican with Pope Francis

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis, Sunday, marked the Church’s World Day of the Poor by hosting 1,500 homeless and disadvantaged people for lunch. The menu included lasagna, chicken in a cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit and coffee. Some 150 tables were set up in a Vatican hall where Francis normally holds his weekly indoor audiences with Read more

The Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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When was the last time you shared a meal with a poor person? For Pope Francis, it was just a couple of weeks ago. On Nov. 19, the Holy Father celebrating the first World Day of the Poor broke bread with not only one poor person, but with some 1,200 poor brothers and sisters (see Read more

Poor people a resource not a problem says Pope

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Poor people are not a problem, Pope Francis says. Instead he challenges us to see them as a resource. He has scheduled the first ever World Day of the Poor for 19 November this year. This is “so that throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the Read more