|France||SOUTH AFRICAN BISHOP CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR|
South African Bishop Kevin Dowling has argued that changing the status of the poor holds the key to global transformation.
Dowling was among key speakers at a conference organised by Catholic NGOs at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Friday on the theme of the role of the poor.
Dowling, a member of the committee spearheading the Jubilee 2000 coalition, highlighted the necessity for debt-cancellation for third world countries.
As a way of drawing the world's attention to the effects of the strangling debt burden, Dowling said that in the post-apartheid era, a major challenge remains meet the aspirations of the people through economic transformation for the majority of blacks, which is still hounded by poverty.
Pan African News Agency