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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A voice for the poorest of the poor

Zenit, the news agency based in Rome, recently had an update on the canonization cause of Father Joseph Wresinski, a French-born clergyman who founded the first group of what would later become the ATD Fourth World Movement, which advocates for the rights of the poor. The priest's cause is now at the Vatican stage.

At a Mass in Rome marking the 22nd anniversary of Father Wresinski's death, Msgr. Melchor Sánchez de Toca y Alameda, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the priest's life was "consumed in the defense of the dignity of the poorest brothers: He had felt God's call to become one of them, and wished to reflect this vocation in his priestly motto: 'Go out into the deep and cast your nets,' [...] far from the coast, far from security, from protection and from the comforts of an ordinary priestly existence."

Click HERE to read more about Father Wresinski and his cause.

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