About the Project

To celebrate Pope Francis' visit to the United States and his universal message of charity, especially for the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is inviting people of all faiths to share a welcome message with him by creating a short video of themselves reading or reciting these universal words of charity taken from the Gospel of Matthew (25:31):

For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

From the 19th-century forward Catholic Charities has lived this message of boundless charity, serving the poor, orphaned children, the homeless and countless immigrants of different faiths from many countries.

Today, Catholic Charities provides a vast array of human services to Non-Catholics and Catholics alike: protecting and nurturing children and youth, feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless, strengthening families and resolving crises, supporting the emotionally and physically challenged, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees. Its charitable work touches almost every human need and strives to have no boundaries.

For more information about Catholic Charities, please visit: www.catholiccharitiesny.org