Prayers on poverty: World Day of the Poor
Pope Francis has declared Sunday 19 November 2017 to be the first World Day of the Poor.
On this World Day we are called to love and share with the poorest amongst us, and bear witness to Jesus’ preferential love for the poor.
In our communities, we are invited to offer friendship, solidarity and welcome to the poorest of our sisters and brothers. Pope Francis also asks us to pray together, especially the Our Father.
What you can do
- Watch and share the Our Father video above with your friends and family.
- Use our prayers on poverty and resources to prepare for the first World Day of the Poor in your parish or community.