In a video message released Monday evening, Pope Francis put his full support behind a global campaign, launched by Caritas Internationalis, which seeks to end world hunger by 2025, the Vatican Radio said Tuesday.
The Pope said the work of Caritas, present in 200 countries, "is at the heart of the mission of the Church." Its attention, he said, is towards all those "who suffer because of the scandal of hunger.
The Pope underlined that nearly one billion people still suffer from hunger worldwide today. "We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist," he said.