Vatican City, Feb 15, 2019 / 06:13 am
Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations' agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday.
"Few have too much and too many have little, this is the logic of today. Many have no food and go adrift, while a few drown in the superfluous," Pope Francis told staff members of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, or IFAD.
"This perverse current of inequality is disastrous for the future of humanity," he said.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development is specialized agency of the United Nations based in Rome and dedicated to improving rural food security and fighting poverty through grants and low-interest loans to rural farmers and indigenous peoples around the world.