Catholics Celebrate First-Ever World Day of the Poor

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The Pope says the poor are the “passport to paradise.” During the first-ever World Day of the Poor, St. Peter’s Basilica was filled with marginalized and needy people as the Holy Father celebrated Mass. Afterwards, Pope Francis hosted guests for lunch at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Currents News Tim Harfmann reports how the theme of the day is being addressed in the Brooklyn diocese.