Kampala, Uganda, Nov 28, 2015 / 08:03 am
The world is marked by growing indifference, but Christians cannot forget Christ's call to serve the poor, Pope Francis stressed in his speech this afternoon at the House of Charity in Nalukolongo, Uganda.
"I appeal to all parishes and communities in Uganda – and the rest of Africa – not to forget the poor. Not to forget the poor!" the Pope repeated. "The Gospel commands us to go out to the peripheries of society, and to find Christ in the suffering and those in need."
"The Lord tells us, in no uncertain terms, that is what he will judge us on!"
Pope Francis said indifference and selfishness are spreading in many parts of the world. He lamented a growing throwaway culture, which he said victimizes the unborn, the young, and the elderly. He also decried human trafficking and neglect of the elderly.