Order of Malta observes World Day of the Poor
Commitment to helping those in need affirmed
London, 17 November 2019
Around the world today the Order of Malta has observed Pope Francis’ World Day of the Poor. Every day in 120 countries the Order of Malta reaches out to help society’s poor – whether poor in spirit or poor in circumstance.
In London, members and volunteers at the Order’s soup kitchen in Marylebone offer each week a warm supper and company to over a hundred homeless guests, another provides food on Monday evenings in a central London square, while in Soho a weekly hot breakfast is prepared for those in need. Elsewhere there are soup kitchens in Colchester and Oxford.
During 2018 over 1,000 daycare centres managed by the Order of Malta throughout the world offered medical care, psychological support, basic necessities, meals and hot drinks, as well as access to showers and laundry for the homeless or those living in a state of poverty.