Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Wave of prayer' to cross the planet Dec. 10

Pope Francis joins launch of Caritas Internationalis campaign
Parishioners sort through food for needy families during Thanksgiving in Chicago Nov. 27. (Photo: CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)
A day of prayer and action against hunger around the world, organized by Caritas Internationalis, is coming Dec. 10. The Catholic News Service writes:
Nearly 1 billion people, or about one in eight, experienced chronic hunger or undernourishment during 2010-2012, according to the Caritas website.

Caritas is urging Catholics to take a few moments at noon to join the world in praying against hunger as well as engage in long-term action through raising awareness, advocacy, charitable work, or other efforts supporting food security.
Pope Francis will offer his blessing in a short video which will be released one day before the campaign launch.

Read the full article here.

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