Pope Francis “The hope of the poor shall not perish forever” (Ps 9:19)
“These words of the Psalm remain timely. They express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life.
I ask all Christian communities, and all those who feel impelled to offer hope and consolation to the poor, to help ensure that this Third World Day of the Poor will encourage more and more people to cooperate effectively so that no one will feel deprived of closeness and solidarity.”
Pope Francis message: Third World Day of the Poor 17th November 2019.