World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has declared Sunday 14 November 2021 to be the fifth World Day of the Poor.

In his message for this World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis  reflects on Jesus' words at the anointing in Bethany, “the poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). This he says 'is a summons never to lose sight of every opportunity to do good.'

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.

Download World Day of the Poor liturgy resources

Prayers for an end to poverty

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