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Poverty - Latest News
Jul 3, 2020 - 08:10 am .- A cardinal archbishop in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created an “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources.
Jun 13, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.
Apr 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis asked people to pray on Thursday for families who are struggling to put food on the table during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 6, 2020 - 05:00 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.
Feb 5, 2020 - 03:12 pm .- Pope Francis called on global financial leaders and economists to end economic inequality Wednesday, saying that modern resources make ending global poverty possible - and a responsibility.
Jan 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- Amid a continuing economic crisis in Argentina, the Catholic relief agency Caritas is working to provide food for thousands of families struggling to access adequate nutrition.
Dec 9, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The latest report issued by the Argentina Observatory of Social Debt of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina showed that the rate of poverty and indigence is the highest in ten years.
Dec 6, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A new rule that will disqualify roughly 700,000 people from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, will not help people find or keep employment, leaders of Catholic charitable and social policy organizations told CNA.
Nov 30, 2019 - 04:00 am .- In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.
Nov 17, 2019 - 04:30 am .- On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the poor and most vulnerable can be left behind in the frenetic haste and self-centeredness of the modern world.
Nov 11, 2019 - 07:01 am .- Pope Francis Monday called for the renewal and purification of economic models to be fair, trustworthy, and capable of extending opportunities to all, not only a few.
Oct 4, 2019 - 09:16 am .- St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known side to the friar as well – a side that showed a deep reverence for the Eucharist and attentive care to the sacred vessels at Mass.       
Sep 6, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Catholic bishops in Argentina are calling on the government to declare a food and nutrition emergency in response to heightened inflation and rising poverty rates.
Jul 14, 2019 - 03:26 am .- Poor women are the most likely population to obtain an abortion.
Jun 13, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis challenged Catholics to be a source of hope for those in poverty, especially in the face of divisions in wealth and a throw-away culture.
May 29, 2019 - 12:05 pm .- A new law in the Philippines to support those living in poverty has won the praise of Caritas Manila, a Catholic aid agency in the country.
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:13 am .- Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations’ agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday.
Dec 5, 2018 - 12:58 am .- The Salesian founder of Operation Mato Grosso, a ministry of service and job training for low-income people in South America, died December 3 at the age of 94.
Dec 1, 2018 - 03:56 pm .- Hundreds of Catholics processed through Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in a special Eucharistic procession for the poor this month.
Nov 18, 2018 - 05:19 am .- During a difficult time, it can be easy to see only the immediate problem; but asking Jesus to be the guide is the key to weathering the storm, Pope Francis said Sunday at a Mass with 6,000 poor and volunteers.

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