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Fighting Poverty to Build Peace: Papal Message for the World Day of Peace

January 6th, 2009

The Pope’s annual World Day of Peace Message focused this year on the connection between extreme poverty and conflict. The Pope remarked that “The gap between rich and poor has become more marked, even in the most economically developed nations. This is a problem which the conscience of humanity cannot ignore, since the conditions in which a great number of people are living are an insult to their innate dignity and as a result are a threat to the authentic and harmonious progress of the world community”

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