Message of Pope Francis for October 17

Pope Francis concluded his speech on the occasion of the Angelus of Sunday, October 15 with these words:

“I would like to remind everyone that tomorrow is the World Day for Overcoming Poverty.

Extreme poverty is not inevitable.

It is generated by factors that need to be recognized and resisted,

so that we may honor the dignity of so many of our brothers and sisters, as we honor sainthood.”


“Ricordo anche che dopodomani ricorrera to the Giornata del rifiuto della

miseria. The miseria non è una fatalità: ha delle cause che vanno

riconosciute e rimosse, per onorare the dignità di tanti fratelli e

sorelle, sull’esempio dei santi.”