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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 18, 2019.

Pope Francis laments that tons of food is thrown away as people starve

Oct 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In a video message for World Food Day, Pope Francis expressed concern that tons of food is being thrown away... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 9, 2019.

Pope puts virtue and family at center of World Food Day message

Oct 16, 2019

Pope Francis voiced his concerns about the world’s approach to food, and called for a global attitude of virtue towards... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Italian youth in St. Peter's Square on August 12, 2018.

In fight against hunger, Pope says ‘beautiful words’ must lead to collective action

Oct 16, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Feeding the hungry requires combined action and political will to provide real help for the poor, Pope Francis has said.  Read more