Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.
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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

The theme of this year’s World Day of the Poor is “The poor you will always have with you,” the words of Jesus recorded in Mark 14:7 after a woman anointed him with precious ointment.

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