Pope decries 'greed of a few' affects poor

Pope Francis

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Pope Francis attends a lunch with the poor after celebrating a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of the Poor, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, November 17, 2019.

Pope Francis is providing a number of hundred poor folks, homeless, migrants, unemployed a lunch on Sunday as he celebrates the World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity within the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.

"My thoughts go to those who. have promoted solidarity initiatives to give concrete hope to the most disadvantaged", Pope Francis told a mass in Saint Peter's Square ahead of the lunch.

The Vatican confirmed that Iwao Hakamada, who transformed to Catholicism whereas in jail, has been invited to the pope's Mass in Tokyo, but it surely's not clear if he'll make it. Hakamada is awaiting a Supreme Courtroom resolution after being freed when his verdict was overturned in a decrease court docket. He lamented that people aren't anxious that income "gaps are increasing, that the greed of a few is adding to the poverty of many others".

He expressed dismay over the "indifference of society toward poor people".

He has made paying attention to those living on society's margins a priority of his pontificate.

That concentrate can show up jarring to some prelates in a church that invests in multi-million dollar genuine estate, possesses priceless artworks and conducts its liturgical providers often amid splendor, this kind of as in the magnificence of St. Peter's, other basilicas and cathedrals.

Some 150 round tables were prepared in the large Vatican hall where the pope normally holds his indoor audiences with the faithful during the winter months. One more 1,500 needy will be treated to a separate lunch in other places in Rome, although parishes all over Italy have been in the same way environment out lunch for all those not able to afford their individual. "Instead of feeling annoyed when they knock on our doors let us welcome their cry for help as a summons to go out of ourselves, to welcome them with God's own loving gaze".

He said they should ask themselves: "Do I, a Christian, have at least one poor person as a friend?"

He singled out the work of doctors and nurses who have tended to the medical needs of the homeless and poor at special clinics set up in St. Peter's Square. Among the prelates at Mass was a Polish monsignor he raised to cardinal's rank to highlight his tireless function with the inadequate, including distributing sleeping luggage and hot meals to all those residing on the streets.

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