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Pope Francis to Congolese Charities: ‘It’s Not Philanthropy, But Faith’

On his second day in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, Feb. 1, 2023, Pope Francis listened to the stories of victims of violence from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ridden eastern region.

The Pope emphasized that charity, in the Christian sense, is about raising people ‘back up to their dignity’ rather than treating those in need like statistics.