What Pope Francis Thinks About Food Justice

PHOTOGRAPH BY GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES, via The Plate

PHOTOGRAPH BY GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES, via The Plate

I’m excited because Pope Francis I’s relationship to food goes far beyond “Popecorn” sold in little paper hats to people lined up along his motorcade route. He has spoken publicly and repeatedly about healthy food access and the “scandal” of hunger and malnutrition (which are different things—people can be obese and malnourished). It should not come as a surprise that a Christian leader would call hunger a scandal. After all, Christian churches’ stated goal is to be like Jesus, who famously fed 5,000 people at a hilltop peace rally (and a pescetarian diet of loaves and fishes at that).

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