Spiritual Poverty

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

Pope Francis: Spiritual poverty is a cure for polemics

Jan 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said being poor in spirit doesn’t necessarily mean giving things up, but instead is rooted in... Read more

(L-R) Arthur Thomé, Marie de La Mardière, and Marie Lecointe in Rome on Aug. 20, 2013.

French teens aim to learn extreme poverty during Rome trip

Aug 21, 2013

A group of French teenagers arrived in Rome this month without money or possessions in the hopes of learning how... Read more

A full choir sang during the Mass at the Remini Meeting, August 18, 2013.

Lack of Christ the 'greatest poverty,' Pope tells movement

Aug 19, 2013

Pope Francis welcomed the 34th Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay movement Communion and Liberation, by encouraging... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

Pope thanks foundation for fighting material, spiritual poverty

Apr 11, 2013

Pope Francis told members of The Papal Foundation that their contributions are helping combat “the many forms of material and... Read more

 Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps in Regia Hall on March 22, 2013.

Spiritual poverty threatens world peace, Pope states

Mar 22, 2013

Pope Francis invited the diplomats accredited to the Holy See to join him in fighting both material and spiritual poverty,... Read more