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International Eucharistic Congress: Widespread malnutrition and starvation “mass genocide”

Hungry children in Syria

POPE Francis’ representative to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress called the widespread malnutrition and starvation in the world a “mass genocide”. Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, was speaking last Sunday at the opening Mass of the event in Cebu, Philippines. “This calls for a commitment to a world of justice,” Cardinal Bo said.  “The Eucharist calls for a third world war, ... Read More »

Inequity is root of all evil in economies, policies, hunger, Pope says

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TO find real solutions to today’s problems, people need to address the root evils plaguing the world: unjust economies, financial speculation and systems that create inequity, Pope Francis said. The problem of world hunger at a time when there was more than enough food to feed the world, for example, showed how the real problem of malnutrition had not been ... Read More »

Feed the world, safeguard the planet, Pope tells international leaders

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EVERY human being has a right to food, and no business plan or economic policy can override that right, Pope Francis told world leaders gathered in Rome. “The struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by ‘market priorities’ and the ‘primacy of profit’, which have reduced foodstuffs to a commodity like any other, subject to speculation, also of a financial ... Read More »

Hunger spreads in West Africa

Ebola spreads in Liberia

HUNGER and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, say Church workers in West Africa. In Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, Church groups “are trying to get food and distribute it to families who have asked us to help, but movement is heavily restricted and there ... Read More »

Panic, hunger spread among quarantined West Africans in Ebola areas

Liberians wait for food

HUNGER and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, say Church workers in West Africa. In Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, Church groups “are trying to get food and distribute it to families who have asked us to help, but movement is heavily restricted and there ... Read More »

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