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Train for Next Season and Answer Pope’s Call to Action

Championships can be won, in part, during the off-season. When my cross country team at Elder High School in Cincinnati went unbeaten and won the state title, one of the reasons was the summer.

Either we would run on our own, or meet with teammates for an evening run. Everyone on the team definitely kept in shape during the summer. I would say most of my teammates ran at least hundreds of miles. That way when the season started we were already in really good condition and ready for the races!

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Pope Francis to make first visit to World Food Programme

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that Pope Francis will be visiting the agency’s headquarters on June 13. This will be the first time a Pope has ever visited the WFP, which is based in Rome.

 WFP is the largest hunger relief organization in the world. The UN food agency fights hunger in over seventy countries. They are the lead player in achieving the UN Sustainable Development goal of zero hunger.

Pope Francis will speak to the WFP Executive Board on the morning of the 13th. In the afternoon, the Pope will address WFP staff worldwide through a webcast.

The Pope has said, “it is a well-known fact that current levels of production are sufficient, yet millions of people are still suffering and dying of starvation. This is truly scandalous.” He will seek to rally worldwide support for ending hunger.

WFP is leading hunger relief in war-torn Syria, Iraq and other nations facing conflict, natural disasters and poverty. The agency depends entirely on voluntary donations from the public and governments. The WFP food assistance includes emergency rations, school meals, nutritional foods for infants, and food for work projects to help grow communities.

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My Cincinnati Enquirer column on Charity Miles to fight hunger

During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis was advocating for the new United Nations development goals. The plan is to knock out hunger and poverty worldwide by 2030. It’s what the pope calls the “pillars of integral human development.”

What’s also inspiring is students in the Cincinnati area finding unique ways to help makes these goals a reality. At Mount St. Joseph University, students are using a free app called Charity Miles that supports the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), the lead agency in fighting world hunger.

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UN food agency praises Pope’s encyclical on climate change

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) witnesses first-hand the impact of climate change on the world’s hungry. WFP, the largest food aid organization, responds to hunger emergencies caused by natural disasters.

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Pope Francis says nukes rob from the hungry and poor

This week Pope Francis was among those speaking out against the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons on mankind. The third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons was just held in Vienna, Austria.

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Pope Francis says we must care about each hungry person

Pope Francis today highlighted the key to ending world hunger. We have to care. We must pay attention to the crisis of hunger and its effects on each individual.

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Pope’s first photo tweet highlights Iraq emergency

Last week Pope Francis posted his first ever photo on Twitter. His purpose was to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

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