America Media EventsNovember 12, 2020

World Day of the Poor

Join America Media and the Order of Malta’s Mission to the United Nations for an event commemorating the fourth World Day of the Poor on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 on EST.

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Speakers Include:

Ambassador Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill, CBE, KM, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the United Nations
Most Rev. Gabriele Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
H.E. Audra Plepytė, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations
H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the United Nations

Panelists Include:

Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA
H.E. Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, The United Nations

This conversation is moderated by Matthew F. Malone, S.J., president & editor in chief of America Media. Special remarks to be delivered by H.E. Dominique Prince de La Rochefoucauld–Montbel, Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta. A benediction is offered by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.

Additional Materials for the 2020 World Day of the Poor:

The 2020 Pope Francis Global Poverty Index, researched and published by Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development, may be found here.

The 2020 address of Pope Francis for the World Day of the Poor may be found here.

A specially-curated collection of America’s historical coverage of poverty around the world may be found here.

This program is produced by America Media and the Order of Malta’s Mission to the United Nations, and is co-sponsored by: the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, the Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations,Catholic Charities USAFordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development, Mission of the Republic of Ireland to the United Nations, and Centesimus Annus Pro Pontífice USA (CAPP-USA).

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