Tag: World Day of the Poor

‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Preaching about the Gospel “parable of the talents” (Mt 25:14-30), Pope Francis said the servant in the story who buried his master’s money was rebuked not because he did something wrong, but because he failed to do something good with what he was given.

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Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

| July 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has commissioned a cast of “Homeless Jesus,” a bronze sculpture of a life-sized Christ-figure sleeping in a blanket on a park bench. It will be installed on the Basilica campus Nov. 19, which Pope Francis has designated as the World Day of the Poor.

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said.

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