Abbe Pierre — French Clergyman born on August 15, 1912, died on January 22, 2007

Abbé Pierre, OFM Cap, GOQ was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement (MRP)... (wikipedia)

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.
Hope is not a matter of age.
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.
The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.

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