Vatican City, Feb 4, 2017 / 08:16 am
In his newest prayer video Pope Francis focused on the poor and refugees, saying we shouldn't be like immobile mannequin's when faced with their needs, but must instead reach out and help.
"We live in cities that throw up skyscrapers and shopping centers and strike big real estate deals, but they abandon part of themselves to marginal settlements on the periphery," the Pope said in his prayer video, released Feb. 4.
Francis speaks as the video opens to a scene of people doing a "Mannequin Challenge" -- a viral internet trend where people freeze in their positions as music plays in the background -- on a crowded city street.
"The result of this situation is that great sections of the population are excluded and marginalized: without a job, without options, without a way out."