[QODLink]
Americas

Pope urges world leaders to fight poverty

People living in shanty towns where the pontiff used to work wonder how his words might impact their lives.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2013 19:00
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

In his first major publication since taking office, Pope Francis has urged world leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.

The pontiff formulated many of his ideas while working in the shanty towns of his native Argentina. But people living in his former work place will also be asking how well-meaning words written on the other side of the world will have an impact on their lives.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

75

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand.
US lawyers say poor translations of election materials disenfranchise Native voters.
US drones in Pakistan have killed thousands since 2004. How have leaders defended or decried these deadly planes?
join our mailing list