Vatican City, Mar 22, 2019 / 10:13 am
In a message for World Water Day, Pope Francis stressed the need to remember the suffering of billions of people who do not have reliable access to clean water in their homes.
"Joint work is essential to eradicate this evil [of a lack of access to clean water] that afflicts so many of our brothers and sisters," the pope said.
"It will be possible if we join efforts in the search for the common good, when the other has a real face, takes center stage and is placed at the center of debate and initiatives. This is when the measures adopted will take on the flavor of encounter, and the value of responding to an injustice that needs to be healed."
Pope Francis sent a message to Professor José Graziano da Silva, director general of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization on March 22, World Water Day.