On May 9, Pope Francis addressed United Nations executives. The Holy Father emphasized the need to help the poor and hungry and always work for the common good, all with people’s dignity in mind:

"Today, in concrete terms, an awareness of the dignity of each of our brothers and sisters, whose life is sacred and inviolable from conception to natural death, must lead us to share with complete freedom the goods which God’s providence has placed in our hands, material goods, but also intellectual and spiritual ones, and to give back generously and lavishly whatever we may have earlier unjustly refused to others."