(La Stampa) Pray for the rich, the wise and the hypocrites. Pray that "the Lord may bring about a conversion in their hearts". In fact, go even further: "give them a smile from the heart, wish them all the best and ask Jesus for their conversion".
This was the "favour" Pope Francis asked a group of poor pilgrims from the French diocese of Lyon, headed by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin. The group was received today in the Paul VI Hall. The initiative was organised by the ATD Fourth World international movement, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr Joseph Wresinski, who devoted his life to the poor.