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Pope Francis to Visit FAO in October

Cardinal Parolin Announces Pontiff to Visit on Occasion of World Food Day

 

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.”

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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