God will judge people on care for the poor, for the planet, pope says

‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25:40 NRSVCE

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Pope Francis uses incense as he celebrates a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St. Peter's Basilica. (CNS/Paul Haring) Pope Francis uses incense as he celebrates a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St. Peter’s Basilica. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The powerful of the earth will face God’s judgment and will be asked to account for how they cared for the poor and how they cared for the environment so that it could produce food for all, Pope Francis said.

“The planet has enough food for all, but it seems that there is a lack of willingness to share it with everyone,” Pope Francis said May 12 during his homily at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis.

The network of 164 Catholic charities — who were to welcome Caritas South Sudan as the confederation’s 165th member — was to focus on the theme, “One Human Family, Caring for Creation.”

Pope Francis told…

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