Pope Francis today (November 8, 2018) called the lack of drinking water in the world an "immense shame" in the 21st century, according to the UPI website.
Speaking at a one-day international conference at Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, the pope said better access to drinking water must be provided to people around the globe.
He said people dying from lack of clean water "is an immense shame for humanity in the 21st century."
The pope added that corruption and corporate greed are often put ahead of needs of people who need clean drinking water to live. He called on those attending the conference to express urgency in the matter.