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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for September 2018

There isn’t a single statistic that informs as to how many    Africans are living in poverty, but we know that twenty-eight of the poorest countries are in Africa. Without stable  governments to ensure basic rights, 589 million sub-Saharan Africans live without electricity, and almost 40 percent of people in the world without access to safe drinking water live in Africa. Everyone knows that to give people the means to escape poverty is ultimately better than a hand out. Part of this solution lies in building an infrastructure that gives young people education and jobs. We are asked to join in Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September, “… That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.”

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