Pope Francis, at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, established the World Day of the Poor in his Apostolic Letter, Misericordia et Misera. Today, November 15, 2020,  we celebrate the fourth World Day of the Poor, with the theme: “Stretch forth your hand to the poor."

Forgive us, Lord, for all the times we do not do what you would have done:
When we do not recognize our responsibility to be stewards of the creation…
When we do not follow the mandate to be your hands and feet in this world...
When we live indifferently to the sufferings of those who are next to us....
When we keep our hands in our pockets and do not make a first step to others in need…