- Sep 24, 2020
Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.
Providing sustenance for life’s journey is what the Eucharist is about, and during the recent Adoremus Eucharistic Congress, the deacons of the Archdiocese of Liverpool decided to focus on the hunger facing people around the world.
With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.
Three times a week Marta loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin.
During a speech to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday, Pope Francis urged the international community to talk less about chronic problems such as hunger, war and climate change, and do more to combat them — including a not-so-subtle call to the Trump administration in the United States not to abandon the Paris climate change agreements.
After a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that global hunger is increasing for the first time in a decade, Monsignor Fernando Chica, the Holy See’s observer to the UN agency, called the results a “defeat for humanity,” and said the findings represent a global “call to solidarity.”