- May 27, 2020
During his Sept. 4-10 visit to sub-Saharan Africa, Pope Francis had the opportunity to see Akamasoa, a solidarity project that under the leadership of an Argentine missionary priest has lifted some 30,000 people from extreme poverty.
During a Sept. 4-10 trip to Mozambique and Madagascar which will also see him going to Mauritius on Monday, the “pope of the peripheries” did not have many chances to encounter those in the outskirts of the cities he visited. That changed Sunday in Madagascar.
In Madagascar, Mozambique and Mauritius, Pope Francis will confront poverty that “surpasses reason,” corruption, jihadism, political and social instability, financial scandal, civil war and harsh weather that scientists believe will become steadily more extreme.