Theme: ‘The poor you will always have with you’ (Mk 14:7).
To celebrate the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 14 November, here is an excerpt from the message of Pope Francis:
‘’It is my hope that the celebration of the World Day of the Poor, now in its fifth year, will grow in our local Churches and inspire a movement of evangelization that meets the poor personally wherever they may be. We cannot wait for the poor to knock on our door; we need urgently to reach them in their homes, in hospitals and nursing homes, on the streets, and in the dark corners where they sometimes hide, in shelters and reception centres. It is important to understand how they feel, what they are experiencing, and what their hearts desire.’’
Read Pope Francis’s whole message here.