Pope lays out aggressive vision for UN summit

Vatican Pope Humanitarian SummitROME — Addressing a first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey on Monday, Pope Francis laid out an aggressive vision for global action, insisting that the “gods” of money and power must not deafen the world to “the cry of the victims and those suffering.”

In a message to the U.N.-sponsored event, the pontiff ticked off several urgent challenges.

“There must be no family without a home,” Francis said, “no refugee without a welcome, no person without dignity, no wounded person without care, no child without a childhood, no young man or woman without a future, no elderly person without a dignified old age.”  Continue reading…