Vatican Meeting Energizes US Grassroots Workers
Nearly 700 delegates from around the United States spent four days in California’s Central Valley last weekend exploring the conditions faced by the poor and vulnerable in this nation. The U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements was initiated by Pope Francis to enliven and encourage grassroots organizations to become “protagonists of change.”
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect for the Dicastery of Integral Human Development, recently formed by the Pope, welcomed the participants with a letter from Pope Francis.