- Sep 20, 2020
The fight against poverty and social inequalities, as well as harsh criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic dictated this year’s Cry of the Excluded protests.
In the latest sign of papal outreach to the transgender community, Pope Francis has written to an old friend in Argentina to say that he is praying for her and the individuals who will move into a new condo complex she built to help transgender women living in poverty.
A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.
One nun has said that strict lockdowns and inflated prices due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are pushing some religious communities in Africa to point of hunger, as they cannot afford enough food for themselves and those whom they serve.
In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said fears over the financial fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic should prompt greater sympathy for the poor, insisting that no political or economic recovery is possible without a stronger sense of solidarity.
Since the COVID-19 coronavirus came to Argentina, the priest who employs her, Father Juan Isasmendi, has gone from serving 350 meals a day to 7,000, feeding residents of a poor Buenos Aires neighborhood where economic activity has all but stopped due to strict anti-virus measures.