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Pope Francis’ UN Address and its relevance to ANCOP

POPE FRANCIS, in his address on September 25 before the United Nations General Assembly, reminded the faithful of the true meaning of global poverty. His reminder is a useful guide to CFC ANCOP’s work for the poor.


The Holy Father said that in order to empower men and women to escape extreme poverty, “we must allow them to be dignied agents of their own destiny.” This requires global and national policy decisions to be driven not merely towards the maximization of the economic benet per se, but rather towards the promotion of integral human development and dignity.


In a post-papal visit assessment called in UN language as “Intervention,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, submitted to the Second Committee of the 70th Session of the General Assembly on October 8, 2015 afurther explanation that “poverty is the lack not only of material goods, but also of social, cultural and spiritual resources and all those less tangible values needed to lead a wholesome and dignied life as individuals and societies."


He continued: “For this reason, lifting people out of poverty does not just mean adequate food and water, basic health care and decent work; it also means that all enjoy the realization of their fundamental right to education, to free speech, to religious freedom and other fundamental human freedoms.” (ANCOP USA Communications)

Added on Thursday, October 29, 2015


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