His Holiness Pope Francis has invited everyone to mark the World Day of the Poor to be celebrated on Sunday, 19 November. Amongst the many organizations making sure the Day does not pass unnoticed is the Sovereign Order of Malta, whose core mission is to uphold human dignity and care for people in need.

As reported by Vatican news, Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus, the Pontiff said that, for the occasion, a “First Aid Station” will be set up in the Square, where those in need will be able to receive medical care. “I hope” he added, “that this Day will encourage greater attention to the needs of the least and the marginalized”.

Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel, Grand Hospitaller of the Order of Malta, says each of us can find ways to celebrate the occasion by honouring the poor, the sick and the marginalized.


Source: Vatican news