Third world day of the poor

17 november 2019

“Little children, let us not love in word of speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18)

On the occasion of the Jubilee of people socially marginalized on November 13, 2016, Pope Francis expressed the desire to hold a "day of the poor" while in all cathedrals and in the sanctuaries of the world closed the Doors of Mercy.

Subsequently, with the apostolic letter "Misericordia et misera" He offered the whole world the World Day of the Poor, so that all over the the world, the Christian communities can become more and more a concrete sign of Christ's love for the last and most needy.

The organization of the day was assigned to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.

In occasione del Giubileo delle persone socialmente escluse il 13 novembre 2016, mentre in tutte le cattedrali e nei santuari del mondo si chiudevano le Porte della Misericordia, Papa Francesco ha espresso il desiderio di indire una “giornata dei poveri”.

Successivamente con la lettera apostolica “Misericordia et misera” ha offerto a tutta la Chiesa la Giornata Mondiale dei Poveri, affinchè in tutto il mondo le comunità cristiane possano diventare sempre più e meglio segno concreto della carità di Cristo per gli ultimi e i più bisognosi.

L’organizzazione della giornata è stata affidata al Pontificio Consiglio per la Promozione della Nuova Evangelizzazione.

“This Day is meant, above all, to encourage believers to react against a culture of discard and waste, and to embrace the culture of encounter”

Pope Francis

“This Day is meant, above all, to encourage believers to react against a culture of discard and waste, and to embrace the culture of encounter”

Pope Francis
Among the initiatives undertaken by
the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
for the World Day of the Poor:

    The Eucharistic Celebration in St. Peter's Basilica

    presided by Pope Francis

      The lunch in Paul VI Hall

      with the presence of Pope Francis and 1500 poor

        The health care center in Piazza San Pietro

        for 8 days from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm blood test and free specialist medical treatment

        World day of the poor

        Message of the Holy Father

        «This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him» (Ps 34:7). The words of the Psalmist become our own when we are called to meet the different conditions of suffering and marginalization lived out by very many of our brothers and sisters whom we are accustomed to label generically as “the poor”. The Psalmist is not extraneous to suffering; quite the contrary. He has direct experience of poverty and yet transforms it into a song of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord…
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