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Cardinal Parolin praises Sant’Egidio community at 50th anniversary

February 12, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, presided at a Mass in Rome celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sant’Egidio community. The cardinal praised the lay movement for never shirking before “the wall of what seemed impossible.” He paid tribute to the group’s efforts to serve the poor and to promote peace, saying that war is “the mother of all poverty.”

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