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World Day of the Poor – 14 November

Extracts from the Pope’s Message given in Rome at Saint John Lateran, 13 June 2021  “The poor you will always have with you” (Mark 14:7). Jesus spoke these words at a meal in Bethany, in the home of a certain Simon, known as the leper, a few days before Passover. As the Evangelist recounts, a […]

Inaugural World Day of the Poor – 19 November 2017

1% of the world’s population own more than the other 99%, according to a 2017 Oxfam report 1.  It goes on to say, among other things, that eight people own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, and that the incomes of the poorest 10% of people increased by less than $3 […]