Appeal for change in the way society regards poor and marginalised
Said representatives pledged to continue to work towards the eradication of injustices that result in poverty and social exclusion. An appeal was made against the culture of waste.
“Let us love not with words but with deeds.’ These were the words of Pope Francis who, at the end of the Year of Mercy, expressed his wish that this World Day of the Poor would be established as an annual event. It is the intention of the Christian community that this day will be marked with efforts to reach out to the poor and marginalised, and to those whose dignity is being dishonoured.