Francis: charity more than donations

20161019t0845-6027-cns-pope-audience-hungry-800x500While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis has said. Coming face to face with the poor may pose a challenge and tempt people to turn away and give in to “the habit of fleeing from needy people and not approach them or disguise a bit the reality of the needy,” he said during his general audience in St Peter’s Square.