Last week, the visit of Pope Francis to the United States brought inspiration to many including leaders, clients, and supporters of Catholic Charities around the country. In Washington, D.C. Pope Francis visited St. Patrick’s homeless center run by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, blessing a meal shared by clients and staff. In New York, the Pope met with families served by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York’s immigration legal assistance ministries.
In Philadelphia, CCUSA connected with pilgrims from around the world attending the World Meeting of Families, with many joining CCUSA’s #End45 campaign that draws attention to the plight of more than 45 million people living in poverty in the United States and what Catholic Charities is doing to address it.
A full collection of Pope Francis’s remarks during the visit is available here through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. We encourage you to read these and reflect on the role you can play as an advocate for the poor in the United States.
“All too often, those most in need of our help are unable to be heard. You are their voice, and many of you have faithfully made their cry heard.”
— Pope Francis, September 26, 2015, Meeting for Religious Freedom with Hispanic Community and Other Immigrants