March 13, 2018

People wait in line to collect water from a spring in late January near Cape Town, South Africa. With severe restrictions on water usage, poor communities feel a strong sense of injustice, which needs to be addressed, said a parish priest in one of the city's oldest black townships. (CNS / Reuters / Mike Hutchings)

"People who pass by, who go ahead in life without taking account of the needs of others, without noticing the many spiritual and material needs, are people who pass without living; they are people who are not useful to others."

- Pope Francis, from his General audience, June 30, 2016; National Catholic Reporter shares quotes from Francis every week in The Francis Chronicles blog. Today is the fifth anniversary of Francis' election.

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