Prayers on poverty: World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has declared Sunday 18 November 2018 to be the second World Day of the Poor.

On this World Day we are called to examine our conscience to see if we can truly hear and respond to the cry of the poor in our world.

In our communities, we are invited to offer friendship, solidarity and welcome to the poorest of our sisters and brothers. Pope Francis asks us to pray, and to share a meal after Mass if we can, in a spirit of joy and togetherness. 

What you can do

  1. Watch and share Vladimir from Bolivia's prayer video above with your friends and family.   
  2. Use our prayers on poverty and resources to prepare for the World Day of the Poor in your parish or community. You could use a grace for those who hunger, if you are sharing a meal.

Prayers for an end to poverty

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