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Laudato Si' Anniversary - Day Four - 13 June 2017

Pope Francis said he wants a world without poverty: “We must continue to struggle for this.” But, he said, “I am a believer and I know that sin is always within us. And there is always human greed, the lack of solidarity, selfishness, which create poverty. For this reason, it seems to me a little difficult to imagine a world without poverty. . . . But we must always struggle, always, always”. (News.Va)

Poverty, poem by Fred Taban from Stephen Alvarez on Vimeo.

Fred is a theology professor at the Episcopal Church Sudan Seminary in Kajo Keji county Sudan. He has been a refugee for most of his life.

V. O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.



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