Pope Francis Gives Poverty a Human Face

Posted: August 2, 2013

Statistics on Medicaid and poverty, like those offered in several of the following  posts, are not enough to understand the plight of the poor. Pope Francis puts it this way:

“Look, you can’t speak of poverty without having  experience with the poor. You can’t speak of poverty in the abstract: that doesn’t exist. Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures. Go forward: look there upon the flesh of Jesus.”

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