In his message for the Fifth World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis calls on all societies to adopt a new approach to poverty. Building bonds of mutual sharing will break down barriers of exclusion, restore dignity, and strengthen the solidarity of communities. Genuine involvement in the lives of our sisters and brothers will make us ever more attentive to emerging forms of poverty as well as new possibilities for Christian love and charity.
At this online evening event, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen DD OFM Conv will share key theological and social teaching themes in Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of the Poor. The St Vincent de Paul Society’s Executive Director of Mission and Spirituality, Leo Tucker, will reflect on how the Pope’s call for ‘a different approach to poverty’ resonates with Vincentian spirituality. And members of the Society will highlight a range of initiatives responding to emerging forms of poverty in this era of the COVID pandemic.
There will be an opportunity for reflection, questions and discussion about how we can all embrace the challenge of mutual sharing.
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021