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Pope Francis shakes hands with FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

Pope Francis shakes hands with FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

Pope promises to send special message to FAO meeting in Ethiopia

19/10/2017 16:27

Pope Francis marked World Food Day this week with a visit to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Hosting the Pope at FAO’s Headquarters in Rome was FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, who immediately afterwards spoke to Vatican Radio.

Pope Francis (L) and FAO Director-General Jose Graziano Da Silva (R) during the pontiff's visit to the FAO on World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2017.

Pope Francis (L) and FAO Director-General Jose Graziano Da Silva (R), stand next to a marble statue donated by the pontiff during his visit to the FAO on World Food Day, 16 October 2017.

Pope appeals for end to conflicts, climate change in fight against hunger, migration

16/10/2017 13:47

Pope Francis marked World Food Day at the FAO in Rome, calling for concerted efforts to end conflicts and climate-change in the fight against hunger.  

 

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2014

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2014

Pope Francis to address UN FAO on World Food Day

13/10/2017 14:47

Pope Francis will travel to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome on Monday to attend a ceremony marking World Food Day.

 

A farmer with ears of wheat

A farmer with ears of wheat that have suffered from too much moisture

Australia calls for pragmatic approach to poverty and hunger

05/07/2017 15:50

Australia's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was among the world leaders attending the FAO conference in Rome this week, offering some pragmatic solutions to the problem of an increase in the number of hungry people in the world

 A farmer harvests wheat in a field in Jdeidet Artouz, a suburb southwest of Damascus, Syria June 19, 2017.

A farmer harvests wheat in a field in Jdeidet Artouz, a suburb southwest of Damascus, Syria June 19, 2017.

Pope to FAO: int. cooperation must be rooted in solidarity

03/07/2017 16:29

Pope Francis on Monday said that the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO - must always be in a position to intervene when people do not have enough to eat. He was addressing staff and employees of the Rome-based United Nations food agency gathered for their 40th General Conference. 

Cardinal Parolin denounces the exploitation of fishermen at an FAO event marking World Fisheries Day

Cardinal Parolin denounces the exploitation of fishermen at an FAO event marking World Fisheries Day

Card Parolin denounces smuggling and exploitation of fishermen

21/11/2016 17:07

Speaking at the Rome headquarters of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation on Monday, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, denounced the smuggling, trafficking and degrading treatment of fishermen who make a crucial contribution to global food security.

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