In his reflection today before praying the midday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about today's Gospel reading for Mass, which is the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. He said, "The parable shows how earthly iniquity is overturned by divine justice." In addition, he said that the parable speaks of the poor.
Here is an excerpt from his words in which he mentions Pope Paul VI, from Teresa Benedetta's translation:
"This parable also lends itself to a social reading, about which Pope Paul VI's teaching 40 years ago in the encyclical Popularum Progressio is memorable. Speaking of the battle against world hunger, he wrote: "It is a question of building a world in which every man...can live a life that is fully human...where the poor Lazarus can sit at the same table as the rich man" (n. 47)."
The Holy Father's reference to Pope Paul VI today follows a celebration this past Wednesday, September 26, of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Pope Paul VI. At a concert held that day to honor the occasion, the Holy Father spoke of Pope Paul VI as having "prophetic intuition" about the hopes and fears of the people of his time. Zenit has an article about his words at the concert. The entire speech from that occasion can be found in Italian on the Vatican website.