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Pope to FAO staff: We may be facing a war for water

2014-11-20

Pope Francis held a brief meeting with the employees of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Rome. He thanked them for their silent fight against hunger and their promotion of good nutrition and agriculture in the world. He asked them to remember that each one of their decisions influence the life of individuals.

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"I know you have a spirit of solidarity and  understanding towards everybody. I know that you go beyond all the paperwork and see behind each practice the sad faces and hard situations of those who suffer from famine and thirst. Water is not free, as we usually think. It will be a huge problem that could lead us to another war.”

More than tackling a social issue, the Pope told them, the FAO's work is all about respecting the dignity of the people.

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"These people are just asking for dignity. They beg us for dignity, not for alms. And this is your job. To help them embrace their dignity.”

A huge applause welcomed his words. The Pope was also greeted with several cheers', a treat uncommon in official visits to the UN.


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