Pope Francis releases annual Message for World Food Day

Pope Francis releases annual Message for World Food Day

In his annual Message for World Food Day, addressed to the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Pope Francis drew attention to the fact that, whilst 700 million of the world population are over-fed or eat unwisely, 820 million suffer from the effects of hunger. He applauded the role of the FAO in protecting rural families and promoting family farming.

16, Oct 2019

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Ecology, human rights and the Church are at the centre of the Synod for the Amazon

Ecology, human rights and the Church are at the centre of the Synod for the Amazon

During his pastoral visit to Brazil in 2013, Pope Francis declared, “The Church's presence in the Amazon Basin is not that of someone with bags packed and ready to leave after having exploited everything possible. The Church has been present in the Amazon Basin from the beginning, in her missionaries, religious congregations, priests, laity and bishops, and she is still present and critical to the area's future.”

10, Oct 2019

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Pope Francis adds Sunday of the Word of God to the Church calendar

Pope Francis adds Sunday of the Word of God to the Church calendar

On 1600th anniversary of St Jerome’s feast day, Pope Francis reflected that, “At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I proposed setting aside ‘a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people.’”

30, Sep 2019

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