International: General calls for new fight to end hunger
General André Cox is calling for the worldwide Salvation Army to join him in echoing the call of Pope Francis for an end to world hunger.
The General says: ‘It is clear from the response of the media and from Christians of all denominations that the calls to simple living from the Pope have struck a chord. As Salvationists we have been called to serve the world's poorest people – those who have nothing. I applaud Pope Francis for putting back into the public domain, through social and mass media, the causes The Salvation Army has been addressing for almost 150 years.’
The Pope’s call to end hunger is just one of the ways in which he has placed the Roman Catholic Church at what Nancy Gibbs (Managing Editor, Time Magazine) calls: ‘the very centre of the central conversations of our time.’ His straightforward, relevant approach led to him being named Time’s Person of the Year for 2013.