In the last month, the Church of England's two most senior bishops have both spoken out on the issue of poverty in the UK. Rowan Williams' piece in the New Statesman grabbed all the headlines a few weeks ago, but last week also saw the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, tackling the issue in Friday's Guardian. In it he argued the need for us to stand together and recognise that individuals have value regardless of the size of their income.
The town of Swiebodzin in Poland is a fairly unremarkable place. With just 22,000 inhabitants it’s only claim to fame, at least until last weekend, was being a crossroads between two of Poland’s major motorways, better known for people passing through than for anything in the town itself.
But as of Sunday the town has an unusual claim to fame. It now hosts the world’s largest statue of Jesus.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was one of the most famous Christians of the 20th century, depite living and working among the poorest people of India and treating them as if they were Jesus himself. Click the links below to read more.
Follow Jackie's story to Hong Kong and her work among drug addicts and the gangs of the walled city.
Below you will find links to the story of Francis, some famous quotes and links to further reading.
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