EUROPE/SPAIN - Enthusiasm for the new Pope and waiting for further progress against hunger and poverty

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The echo of the election of the new Pontiff, Pope Francis, is felt even among Catholic organizations. Among these, great joy was expressed by the NGO Manos Unidas of the Spanish Church, which expressed the hope that the new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, continue to support the defense and promotion of the most disadvantaged and respect for human rights, and launches an appeal to the international community to commit itself in the eradication of poverty and hunger and to promote dialogue between cultures and religions, to foster peace and create true universal fraternity. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 14/03/2013)