13 Nov 2019

Message of hope for World Day of the Poor

The Southern Cross  |  November 2019

Message of hope for World Day of the Poor

In the lead up to the World Day of the Poor, the Church in Australia is recognising volunteers who work to bring hope to those in need.

The third World Day of the Poor, to be observed on Sunday November 17, will focus on the theme ‘the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever’.

Taken from the Book of Psalms, Pope Francis said those words “express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life”.

“The psalm was composed at a time of great economic development that, as often happens, also led to serious social imbalances,” the Holy Father wrote.

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