Posts Tagged ‘Aloysius John’

Vatican cardinal defends Pope’s decision to fire Caritas leadership

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Cardinal Michael Czerny, who heads the development office responsible for Caritas, has defended Pope Francis’ “drastic” decision to fire the elected leadership of Caritas Internationalis in November 2022. Speaking at a week-long meeting in Rome of the global confederation of 162 national Caritas chapters, Czerny (pictured) explained that the move was necessary for the well-being Read more

Ousted head of Caritas accuses Vatican of “brutal power grab”

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
"brutal power grab"

The former head of Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s charitable arm, has accused the Vatican of a “brutal power grab” in an open letter published just days before the organisation’s General Assembly. Aloysius John, who was removed from his position as secretary-general in November 2022, alleged that his ousting was a result of the “deliberate Read more

Pope Francis and his Caritas International takeover

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Back in the late 1960s and 1970s, detractors of St. Paul VI dubbed him the “Hamlet Pope” for his alleged waffling and the perceived fashion in which he would agonise over difficult decisions. Whether that image of the pontiff was fair or not, it stuck, so much so that it featured in the opening paragraphs Read more

Pope suspends Caritas leaders

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Caritas leaders have been replaced with a temporary administrator after Pope Francis suspended the secretary-general, Aloysius John (pictured right). Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (pictured left), whose second term as Caritas president was to end in May, has also lost his position. Francis appointed a temporary administrator to oversee improved management policies and to prepare for Read more

Caritas chief lauds Bangladesh for supporting Rohingya refugees

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Caritas Internationalis secretary general Aloysius John has lauded the people of Bangladesh for their generosity in supporting Rohingya refugees. “My visit to Bangladesh was first of all to witness the solidarity of the confederation in Caritas Bangladesh and to the people of Bangladesh for their generosity in receiving the displaced people from Myanmar — the Read more

Caritas’ solidarity walking campaign makes strides

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Caritas Interationalis Share the Journey

In four years participants in a Caritas campaign have logged about 600,000km in symbolic solidarity walks with migrants and refugees. The global “Share the Journey” campaign aims to build “bridges of hope between islands separated by fear,” says Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis. Although the campaign has formally ended, its message continues. Read more