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Pope thanks association for aid to the poor

February 16, 2015

Pope Francis received members of the Association Pro Petri Sede in audience on February 16 and thanked them for their support for the Holy See’s efforts to assist the poor.

“The growing number of people who are marginalized or who live in great insecurity challenges us and demands a burst of solidarity to give them the material and spiritual support they need,” Pope Francis said. “And at the same time we have much to receive from the poor whom we approach and whom we help.”

“Struggling with their difficulties, they are often witnesses of what is essential, of family values; they are able to share with those who are even poorer than they, and they know to rejoice,” the Pope added. “Indifference and selfishness are always lurking. Care for the poor enriches us, placing us on the path of humility and of truth.”


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