• On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Pope Francis said that with this achievement, mankind fulfilled an extraordinary dream and thus he hopes that the memory of “that great step for humanity” might spark the desire to reach even “greater goals” that will lead to “more dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples, and more future for our common home.”

    Through his words and actions, the Pope has frequently expressed his wish that tangible assistance is provided to those in need: immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, while not forgetting Earth, our common home.

    Small actions lead to giant leaps that bring about marked improvements not simply to the lives of vulnerable persons but also to the whole of humanity. Charity begins at home. The same applies to the safeguarding of the environment that we are enjoying in the present moment and that we are duty bound to preserve for posterity.