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Pope Francis to UN chief: World hunger ‘a crime that violates basic human rights’

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis: ‘Be vigorous and resilient like legumes’

Pope Francis has encouraged people to have resilience in the fight against world hunger, drawing inspiration from the hardiness of... Read more

World Food Program head David Beasley meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Jan. 28, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis meets World Food Program head as agency warns about child hunger

Pope Francis met on Thursday with the head of the World Food Program, as the organization issued a warning that... Read more

Children in South Sudan.

Report: 690 million people went hungry last year

Almost 690 million people around the world were undernourished last year, according to a new United Nations report, continuing what... Read more

Vatican diplomat urges solidarity in face of growing world hunger

According to a new report from the United Nations, an estimated 690 million people went hungry in 2019 -- 10... Read more

Warning of global hunger crisis, CRS launches campaign to help

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen an already tenuous food situation for millions across the globe, Catholic Relief Services... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Hunger must be fought by actively going to the roots, Pope Francis says

On Monday, Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Pope Francis: World hunger is a result of indifference and selfishness

On Monday Pope Francis said that while hunger and undernourishment around the world can be an unsettling thing to confront,... Read more

It'll be tough, but this group says world hunger can end by 2030

Some of the greatest challenges to ending hunger worldwide are “fragile states” threatened by instability, conflict, and climate change, a... Read more

 Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Few topics are more manipulated than hunger, Pope tells UN

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the excessive consumption and misuse of food, saying that often the statistics surrounding the topic... Read more