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Pope Francis visited the community of Varginha today, a poor neighborhood in Rio. Here he encourages young people in particular to defeat despair and corruption with hope, to fight evil with good.
Pope Francis visits the Saint Francis of Assisi Hospital which assists drug addicts and alcoholics and offers free medical care to the poor. "We must hold the hand of the one in need, of the one who has fallen into the darkness of dependency perhaps without even knowing how, and we must say to him or her: You can get up, you can stand up."
1 in 5 or 735,403 Australian students currently attend 1,706 Catholic schools across the country. Catholic education is confident that under the 'Better school plan' no school will be worse off and funding arrangements will deliver significant increases over time for every child in the Catholic system.