Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

October 2, 2017
Catholic News Service
The Catholic Spirit

Everyone, but especially young people, should have the “wonderful experience of giving” of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building “the civilization of love,” Pope Francis said.

Endorsing the celebration in Italy of “Giving Day,” which takes place Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis said all Christians should experience how giving a gift freely to others does not mean losing it, but “increasing its value.”