Pope Notes Financial Crisis’ Impact on World Hunger

From the Vatican Information Service:

VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – After praying the Angelus at midday Sunday, the Pope recalled how from 24 to 26 June a “United Nations conference will be held in New York on the economic and financial crisis and its impact on development”.

He went on: “My hope is that participants in the conference, and those responsible for public affairs and the future of the planet, will be touched by the spirit of wisdom and human solidarity, that the current crisis may be transformed into an opportunity favoring increased attention to the dignity of all human beings and promoting a fair distribution of decision-making power and resources, with particular attention to the unfortunately ever growing numbers of poor people.

“Today”, the Pope added, “when Italy and many other nations celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the ‘Bread of life’, … I wish to make special mention of the hundreds of millions of people who suffer hunger. This is an absolutely unacceptable situation which, despite the efforts of recent decades, fails to improve. My hope, then, is that, on the occasion of the forthcoming U.N. conference and within international institutions, provisions be adopted, shared by the entire international community, and strategic choices be made, though sometimes difficult to accept, in order to ensure that everyone, in the present and in the future, has the food necessary for a dignified life”.

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