Prayers on poverty: World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has declared Sunday 17 November 2019 to be the third World Day of the Poor.

In his message for this World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis reminds us that the poor are not statistics to be counted, but people to be encountered. 

We are invited to offer friendship, solidarity and welcome to the poorest of our sisters and brothers. And to recognise Christ in those who we meet or whose stories we hear. 

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. 

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