Pope Francis Addresses General Assembly: A Bright Day at the UN

pope-new-york-un_3453388b    A Bright Day at the UN

In his address to the UN, Pope Francis’ reminded member states that they must “set aside partisan and ideological interests and sincerely strive to serve the common good”. His challenge applies to nations, regions, localities and individuals as well.

Pope Francis’ inspiration resonates beyond the Catholic Church. At the closing of recent intergovernmental negotiations, Ambassador Kamau of Kenya remarked: “I want to send a message to the Holy Father Pope Francis… not because we are Catholics, we are not, but because he has continuously prodded us on over the last few days and weeks to maintain a very high level of ambition and a true dedication to the very issues central to this agenda – on poverty, on the suffering and the forgotten  –  and of Sustainable Development.”

One Response

  1. Thank you so much Jean for this bulletin and for all the others. You must have been overjoyed to be present!
    Happy Feast of November 21st and of Christ the King.
    With love and prayers,
    Mary Cluderay s.n.d.

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