Compassion key in raising awareness of poverty, says CCUSA president
Newly released U.S. Census data confirms that the country continues to face a national poverty crisis “straining millions of families and stalling our nation’s prosperity and growth,” said Dominican Sr. Donna Markham, president and chief executive of Catholic Charities USA, in a press briefing Sept. 17.
Speaking just days before Pope Francis arrives in the nation’s capital, Markham said the pontiff’s visit will help focus attention on the magnitude of the poverty issue.
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