World Day of the Poor
Pope Francis has declared Sunday 15 November 2020 to be the fourth World Day of the Poor.
In his message for this World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis draws on the Old Testament Book of Sirach, which calls us to 'stretch forth your hand to the poor' (Sir 7:32).
We are reminded that 'prayer to God and solidarity with the poor and suffering are inseparable.'
What can you do?
Pray with us
On this day we are invited to offer friendship, solidarity and welcome to the poorest of our sisters and brothers. As we reach out with love and support, let us hold all members of our global family in our prayers.
You may wish to watch and share Vladimir from Bolivia's prayer video above with your friends and family. Or explore our prayers on poverty below.
Find inspiring liturgies
Take a look at these liturgy resources for your community, brought together by Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN). These include powerful stories, bidding prayers, homily notes, and posters for your parish or university chaplaincy.