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Francis invited to Expo Milan 2015

Theme of world's fair fits with pope's concerns with hunger

17 January, 14:28
Francis invited to Expo Milan 2015 (ANSA) - Vatican City, January 17 - Pope Francis was formally invited to attend Milan Expo 2015 Friday.

The Expo theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" dovetails with the pope's concern about world hunger and reducing waste.

Last month, in a video message for the Caritas Internationalis campaign against world hunger Francis said that the world produces enough food for everyone, and so there is no justification for allowing hunger to continue.

The Expo invitation was announced in a Twitter message posted by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The pope also met Friday with the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola, and a delegation from Expo 2015 including Commissioner Giuseppe Sala and President Diana Bracco.