(VIDEO ONLY) In this video, he calls for small farmers to receive just compensation for their invaluable work. The Pope considers small farmers essential to the care for the earth and safeguarding it for future generations.
Pope Francis began the year addressing Catholics through a series of videos to request prayers for specific issues. In January, the prayer request was for interfaith dialogue and in February, for the care of nature. In March, for children to grow in healthy and safe environments.
The project is an initiative of Popeâ??s Worldwide Prayer Network.