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Pope say hunger is a scandal

'Share daily bread without wasting it', pontiff says

11 December, 14:09
Pope say hunger is a scandal (ANSA) - Vatican City, December 11 - Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the "scandal" of world hunger, an issue he has frequently addressed since becoming pontiff in March. "The scandal that millions of people suffer from hunger must not paralyze us, but push each and every one of us to act: individuals, families, communities, institutions, governments, to eliminate this injustice," Francis said at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square. The Pope cited the global charity Caritas Internationalis's campaign, "One Human Family, Food for All", to end hunger and food waste. Earlier this week, when it was launched, he put his full backing behind the campaign in a video message stressing that nearly one billion people still suffer from hunger worldwide today, and said: "We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist". On Wednesday Francis said the Gospel "shows us the way: trust in the Lord's providence and share our daily bread without wasting it". He urged everyone to join in this "wave" of solidarity.