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World Day of the Poor 2019

The third World Day of the Poor, to be observed on Sunday, November 17, will focus on the theme “the hope of the poor shall not perish forever”.

Taken from the Book of Psalms, Pope Francis said those words “express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life”.

“The psalm was composed at a time of great economic development that, as often happens, also led to serious social imbalances.The inequitable distribution of wealth created a significant number of poor people, whose condition appeared all the more dramatic in comparison with the wealth attained by a privileged few.” Wrote Pope Francis in his Message of hope for World Day of the Poor 2019.

The inequitable distribution of wealth created a significant number of poor people, whose condition appeared all the more dramatic in comparison with the wealth attained by a privileged few.
- Pope Francis

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Pope Francis'video message for 3rd World Day of the Poor