- Apr 9, 2021
Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.
At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said.
Bread for the World believes that world hunger can be eliminated by 2030, but insists it will happen only if the United States and other major global powers train their resources on the difficulties afflicting “fragile states” around the world.
ROME — Pope Francis offered a preview of his hotly-anticipated eco-encyclical on Thursday, arguing that climate change is not the only threat and that the increasing use of alternative energy sources such as biofuels is also dangerous because it can cause food shortages that contribute to world hunger. Francis called
History’s first pope from outside the West traveled to the heart of secular Europe Tuesday and delivered a sharp wake-up call, warning European leaders that the continent risks irrelevance if it doesn’t recover its founding values, drawing in part on its Christian legacy.
ROME — Pope Francis called hunger and malnutrition a cause of scandal on Thursday, and declared that the poor of the world “ask for dignity, not charity.” Visiting the Roma-based headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization for the first time, the pontiff called for a more equal distribution