Latest stories: World Hunger

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World Hunger “a crime that violates basic human rights”: Pope Francis to UN Chief

Jul 27, 2021

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition.

Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

In Fight against Hunger, "Be vigorous and resilient like legumes": Pope Francis

Feb 12, 2021

Pope Francis has encouraged people to have resilience in the fight against world hunger, drawing inspiration from the hardiness of legumes.

World Food Program head David Beasley meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Jan. 28, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets World Food Program Head as Agency Warns about Child Hunger

Jan 28, 2021

Pope Francis met on Thursday with the head of the World Food Program, as the organization issued a warning that more than 300 million children are going hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic.