On September 22, the Pope will visit Germany to meet the Chancellor and give a speech at the German Bundestag, and we must ask him to remind the German government to keep its word and increase the fight against poverty.
As early as 2006, the Pope stressed to the German Chancellor the importance of poverty reduction, saying: “…The goal of eliminating by 2015 the extreme poverty is one of the most important tasks of our time…this goal is inseparably linked to achieving world peace and global security.”
The current famine in the Horn of Africa shows how desperately we need investment in development — to save lives in the present crisis and to prevent future famines. And the Pope’s word can make a difference.
Regardless of your faith, please ask the Pope to remind the German government of its commitment to the people living in poverty when he visits Germany on September 22.
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