What the New Pope Means for the Poor

March 14, 2013 by

Marketplace World reports on what Pope Francis means for the poor by quoting our Kenyan CRS colleague, John Katunga. Marketplace World writes:

The new pope, Pope Francis I, is a fan of a local soccer club in Buenos Aires that began by pulling at-risk boys off the streets. He considers social outreach a key business of the Catholic Church. To some, its global networks make up the largest charity in the world.

John Katunga of Catholic Relief Services in Kenya cheered the news from the Vatican. He wants the new pope to push for fair lending terms and for development programs in African economies — starting with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Read the full article on Marketplace World.

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