Pope Francis says we must listen to the poor

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

In his World Day of the Poor message, which will be celebrated for the second time on 18th November under the theme “This man called and heard the Lord”, the Pope quoted Psalm 34 and asked Christians to listen to the cry of the poor and act.

The message was published by the Vatican on Thursday.

The Pope said that “we all know that the Lord hears the cry of the poor who turn to him with a broken heart, full of sadness and feeling excluded by society”.

The Lord listens to those who lost their dignity but are still able to focus and receive light and relief. He listens to whoever is persecuted on behalf of false justice, or those who are oppressed by any political policy that called suitability or are intimidated with violence”, said the Pope.

The Pope’s message encourages Christians to listen to their cry, recognise it and be careful not to talk too much and forget to listen. He expressed concern that a number of initiatives are done not in the interest of the poor but for a particular agenda to be pushed or promoted.