Pope Francis, in this recent video, praises Catholic Charities for changing the lives of people most in need.
“We are called to be in the steets inviting and serving those who have been left to make sure they are not left out,” Pope Francis says. “We see the image of God in each person’s eyes.”
“As Catholic Charities workers, board members, donors, parish social ministers, volunteers and organizations you bring that joy with each and every encounter you have.
“I know that the work you do in the United States of America in Catholic Charities in your local dioceses and on the national level on behalf of the poor person, the lonely single, the elderly shut-in, the young family, the homeless adult, the hungry child, the refugee youth, the migrant father and so many others allows them to know and experience the tremendous and abundant love of God through Jesus Christ.
“You are the very hands of Jesus in the world. Your witness helps change the course of lives of many persons, families and communities.
“Your witness helps to change your own heart.”