Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups, saying they help ‘communities thrive’

by Dennis Sadowski, February 17, 2017 (Catholic News Service)

Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society’s hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

In a letter to the assembly Feb. 16 read alternately in English and in Spanish, the pope said the work of the organizations and the people involved “make your communities thrive.”

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