Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the World Day of the Poor. They are the protagonists on this day. He himself makes us aware that “we know how hard it is for our contemporary world to see poverty clearly for what it is. Yet in myriad ways poverty challenges us daily, in faces marked by suffering, marginalization, oppression, violence, torture and imprisonment, war, deprivation of freedom and dignity, ignorance and illiteracy, medical emergencies and shortage of work, trafficking and slavery, exile, extreme poverty and forced migration. Poverty has the face of women, men and children exploited by base interests, crushed by the machinations of power and money. What a bitter and endless list we would have to compile were we to add the poverty born of social injustice, moral degeneration, the greed of a chosen few, and generalized indifference! All the poor – as Blessed Paul VI loved to say – belong to the Church by evangelical right and require of us a fundamental option on their behalf”.
From FASFI we are one with these sentiments and we are doing everything possible so that all these situations that are mentioned may change. It is a mission shared by many and we are accompanied in this process.
Towards the October Assembly – Synod May 2023
During the week of April 12-19, a group of experts from the five continents, who participated in various capacities in...