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Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter's Square Oct. 8, 2014.

Pope Francis to agricultural sector: Seek solidarity, not just profit

Dec 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Those who work in agriculture should consider the relationship between Creator, man, and nature, and strive to operate on a... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the apostolic palace May 6, 2020.

Pope Francis speaks up for ‘harshly exploited’ agricultural workers

May 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The coronavirus crisis can be an opportunity to recenter work on the dignity of each person, Pope Francis said in... Read more

Women participate in agricultural activities in Pakistan's Sindh province, June 2011.

How a Catholic program helps Pakistan's women farmers

Oct 19, 2016

Women farmers in Pakistan received helping hands recently from Caritas Pakistan, the Catholic bishops’ arm for social development.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience Nov. 19, 2014.

Humanity cannot exist without farmers, says Pope

Jan 31, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis told farmers on Saturday that in a world marked by wastefulness and extreme climate change, they have the... Read more

Don't ignore rural Catholics in America, advocate exhorts

Aug 7, 2014

By Matt Hadro

An advocate for Catholics living in rural settings said it is unfortunate that this group sometimes feels like second-class citizens,... Read more

Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana plants rice with hill tribesmen of his local Church.

Thai bishop sows seeds of evangelization in mission diocese

Jul 15, 2014

The bishop of Thailand's northernmost diocese, which is largely rural and dominated by hill tribes, has begun himself working in... Read more

Villagers in Rwanda tend a garden.

Food is a human right, Vatican archbishop tells UN

Oct 31, 2013

The archbishop leading the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has praised international efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition and... Read more

A tractor turns the cover crop into the soil in preparation for planting in the Salinas Valley of Calif. on June 16, 2011.

Catholic groups say agriculture laws should aid poor, farmers

May 13, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Leaders of several prominent Catholic institutions asked members of Congress to provide for the hungry, protect the interests of farmers... Read more