At the United Nations, Pope Francis stressed that future development efforts remember the human face of those they seek to help escape poverty and attain a dignified life.
As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
5 minutes with Francis: Without effective birth control, some couples live in fear they will bring another child into the world that they do not have the means to care for.
Commentary: Ahead of Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley asks: What will his message hold for us as citizens?
In one of the most impassioned calls his pontificate for a poor church, Francis begged Cuba's religious community, "Love poverty like you love your mother."
The U.S. faces a national poverty crisis “straining millions of families and stalling our nation’s prosperity and growth."
'The absence of women's perspectives at times of reflection on these issues is not only an act of disdain toward women.'
NCR Today: In anticipation of Pope Francis meeting with world leaders in Washington, D.C., today he received an invitation to dialogue from the working class folks who serve them.
The Trail of History: Time passes with a stillness and quietude in Eagle Butte, despite the ever-present human suffering.
Preview: What will happen in the future to tackle global poverty and climate change could pivot on what happens at three upcoming U.N. conferences.