Ending world hunger
· Catholic Bishops' commitment to solidarity in the United States ·
Washington, 11. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “stand with Pope Francis in his call to end world hunger”. This statement was released from the USCCB, to coincide with the launch on 10 December of Caritas Internationalis' global campaign entitled “One human family, food for all”. The statement explains that the episcopate is joining the campaign through committees which promote
justice both nationally and internationally. The launch of the initiative in the U.S. included the celebration of a Mass presided by Bishop Richard Edmund Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, as well as a series of prayer services coordinated by the various offices of the Catholic Relief Services around the world.
Archbishop Thomas Gerard Wenski of Miami, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, recalled that “since his election, Pope Francis has challenged Catholics and all people to go beyond the boundaries of their own lives and encounter the poor and marginalized”. The Archbishop made an appeal to Congress:“As legislators in Washington deliberate how to allocate budget resources to the many people who are hungry, both in our country and around the world, this campaign gives all of us an opportunity to turn awareness into action”.
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