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ERADICATE THE CAUSES AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY

ERADICATE THE CAUSES AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY

VATICAN CITY, OCT 17, 2007 (VIS) – At the end of today’s general audience which was celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope recalled the fact that today marks the “International Day for the Eradication of Poverty,” an annual event recognized by the United Nations.

Certain peoples, said the Holy Father, “still live in conditions of extreme poverty. The disparity between rich and poor has become more evident and more disturbing, even within the most economically advanced nations. This worrying situation appeals to the conscience of mankind because the conditions being suffered by such a large number of people are such as to offend the dignity of human beings and, as a consequence, to compromise the authentic and harmonious progress of the world community. I encourage, then, an increase in efforts to eliminate the causes of poverty and the tragic consequences deriving from it.”

AG/APPEAL ERADICATION POVERTY/… VIS 071017 (160)

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One Response

  1. CCUSA says:

    This is a great thing!! Thanks for all you do!

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