Pope is ally in fight against malnutrition

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His Holiness Pope Francis address the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall). ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti

The leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, the Pope, is an ally to improve nutrition, according to the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Jose Graziano da Silva says Pope Francis is an important advocate in fighting hunger and food waste, sharing similar humanitarian goals with FAO.

The religious leader is expected to address hundreds of representatives of governments and civil society groups at the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Italy.

Petrina Haingura, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services of Namibia, says she is grateful for this opportunity.

“We are so happy to meet him. I was praying that maybe the Pope will come to this meeting. When I was told that he's coming, I want just to see him, and to be blessed by the Pope, and we take all the blessing back to Namibia, you see?”

Ms Haingura added that the humanitarian work the Pope promotes is inspiring, especially for women around the world who dedicate themselves to caring for others.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations, Rome.

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