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Pope Francis thanks Knights of Columbus for aiding persecuted Christians in Middle East

Pope Francis met with the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus, who this year are celebrating 100 years of charitable work in Rome.

Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus

We have continued to answer our founding call to assist those on the margins.

Pope Francis praised the Knights' work to promote respect for the sanctity and dignity of human life. He also thanked them for their attention to persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East suffering violence, war and poverty.

In our world, marked by divisions and inequalities, the generous commitment of your Order to serve all in need offers, especially to young people, an important inspiration to overcome a globalization of indifference and build together a more just and inclusive society.

Today, the Knights of Columbus oversee a variety of projects around the world to help people in need.

Claudia Torres