Vatican City, Nov 17, 2019 / 04:30 am
On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the poor and most vulnerable can be left behind in the frenetic haste and self-centeredness of the modern world.
"How beautiful it would be if the poor could occupy in our hearts the place they have in the heart of God," Pope Francis said in his homily Nov. 17.
"In the frenzy of running, of achieving everything right now, anyone left behind is viewed as a nuisance. And considered disposable. How many elderly, unborn, disabled and poor persons are considered useless," he said in St. Peter's Basilica.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the 3rd annual World Day of the Poor with the theme "the hope of the poor will never be disappointed."