Pope Francis Says “Throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor”

Pope Francis, the highest ranking Catholic priest, said during the World Environment Day on Wednesday, June 5 that:

“Throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry. I encourage everyone to reflect on the problem of thrown away and wasted food to identify ways and means that, by seriously addressing this issue, are a vehicle of solidarity and sharing with the needy.”

This was only one of his messages to celebrate the day. He also talked about how, nowadays, many people considered the stock market more important than starving children.

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Pope Francis, Image credit: Pope Francis/Twitter

His Holiness, Pope Francis, tweeted from his official Twitter account some quotable quotes that should be re-echoed around the globe, for their significant value.

On May 24, 2013:

“On the feast of Mary Help of Christians I join the Catholics in China who trust in the protection of Our Lady of Sheshan and I pray for them.”

On May 24, 2013

“Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality.”

On May 25, 2013

“We all have in our hearts some areas of unbelief. Let us say to the Lord: I believe! Help my unbelief.”
“Every time we give in to selfishness and say “No” to God, we spoil his loving plan for us.”

On May 28, 2013

“Dear young people, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don’t be afraid to aim high.”

On May 29, 2013

“The Church is born from the supreme act of love on the Cross, from Jesus’ open side. The Church is a family where we love and are loved.”

On May 31, 2013

“The whole of salvation history is the story of God looking for us: he offers us love and welcomes us with tenderness.”

On June 1, 2013

“In this Year of Faith, we pray to the Lord that the Church may always be a true family that brings God’s love to everyone.”

On June 3, 2013

“Sometimes we know what we have to do, but we lack the courage to do it. Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord.”

On June 4, 2013

“Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others.”

On June 5, 2013

“Care of creation is not just something God spoke of at the dawn of history: he entrusts it to each of us as part of his plan.”

Surely, these quotes are words to live by anyone in the world.

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