Pope Francis will go, for the second time, to the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome on October 16, 2017, announced Cardinal Parolin on Monday, July 3, 2017.
“I would like to announce officially that next October 16, on the occasion of World Food Day, Pope Francis will come here to FAO,” said Cardinal Parolin at the end of his intervention at the opening session of FAO’s 40th General Conference.
The Vatican’s Secretary of State was the Pope’s envoy charged with communicating, in Spanish, the message that the Holy Father addressed to FAO on the occasion of its General Conference.
After that of November 20, 2014, this will be Pope Francis’ second visit to FAO The Pontiff also went to the Roman headquarters of the World Food Programme (WFP) on June 13, 2016, calling for them to behave as “heroes” to eradicate hunger in the world.
Cardinal Parolin recalled that the theme of World Food Day 2017 is: “To Change the Future of Migration.”