Pope launches appeal to end global hunger


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ABSTRACT Pope launches appeal to end global hunger English Español Français Italiano Português Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Flickr Instagram Fides News Agency L’Osservatore Romano Press Office VIS Vatican Radio CTV From the Pope Pope launches appeal to end global hunger Print 2013-12-09 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) In an unprecedented video message, Pope Francis has appealed to people throughout the world to support a new campaign by Caritas Internationalis to wipe out global hunger. The campaign is set to begin on Tuesday, 10 December, with a “wave of prayer to end hunger” which begins at noon in Samoa and will travel around the world. Below you can find the full text of Pope Francis’ appeal: Message from Pope Francis for the launch of One Human Family, Food for All Dear brothers and dear sisters, Today, I am happy to announce to you the launch of a campaign against global hunger by our very own Caritas Internationalis and to tell you that I intend to give my full support. This confederation, together with its 164 member organisations works in 200 countries and territories around the world and its work is at the heart of the mission of the Church and of Her attention towards all those who suffer because of the scandal of hunger, those with whom the Lord identified when he said, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat”. When the Apostles said to Jesus that the people who had come to listen to his words were hungry, He invited them to go and look for food. Being poor themselves, all they found were five loaves and two fish. But with the grace of God, they managed to feed a multitude of people, even managing to collect what was left over and avoiding that it went to waste. We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion – one billion people who still suffer from hunger today. We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist. The food available in the world is e.......