Vatican City, Apr 6, 2020 / 04:00 am
Many people suffering from poverty are victims of the "structural injustice" of today's global economy, Pope Francis said in his daily Mass homily on Monday.
"We will be judged for our relationship with the poor," Pope Francis said on April 6.
The pope said that the first question Jesus will ask at the final judgment will be: "How did you treat the poor? Did you feed them? Did you visit those in prison, in hospital? Did you help the widow and the orphan? Because I was there."
In his homily via livestream from Casa Santa Marta, the chapel in his Vatican City residence, Pope Francis focused on these words of Jesus in the Gospel of John: "You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."