We use our own and third party cookies to improve your user experience; by continuing to browse, we understand that you accept their use. You can get more information on our cookies policy.

Rome Reports

You are using an outdated browser

In order to deliver the greatest experience to our visitors we use cutting edge web development techniques that require a modern browser. To view this page please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 11 or greater

Pope Francis: There is much hunger in our cities. We us not be indifferent


After the World Day of the Poor Mass, Pope Francis looked out the Pontifical Apartments window to pray the Angelus with the pilgrims in St. Peter's square.

POPE FRANCIS
We must do good, to come out of ourselves and look, look at those who have more need. There is so much hunger, even in the heart of our cities. Many times, we enter into that logic of indifference: the poor person is there, and we look the other way.

At the end, he asked for prayers for countries devastated by natural disasters. First, he spoke about the Philippines, which every year, faces the challenging season of typhoons. The most recent one caused severe flooding and dozens of deaths.

POPE FRANCIS
I express my solidarity to the poorest families who have been subjected to these calamities and my support to those who are trying to aid them.

He also asked pilgrims to pray for Ivory Coast, whose National Peace Day was held amidst serious unrest; and for Romania: A fire at a Covid-19 facility there claimed the lives of several people.

Javier Romero

Translation: Christian Campos