Posts Tagged ‘CAFOD’

Humanitarian crisis as Sudan war bleeds seminarians, fractures Catholic Church

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Sudan has no seminarians, the Catholic Church has all but disappeared and there’s a huge humanitarian crisis. That’s the sum of the situation in Northern African nation right now. The third Sudanese civil war – which began exactly a year ago – can be held accountable for that. And more. Fleeing Church The Catholic Church Read more

Pope’s Share the Journey campaign takes a new twist

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Pope Francis’s Share the Journey campaign urging world leaders to reach an agreement on refugees has taken a new twist in Britain with an installation at London’s Westminster Cathedral. Led by two Catholic charities, CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), Share the Journey has resulted in hundreds of pairs of shoes being displayed outside Read more

World’s worst humanitarian crisis escalating

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis being played out in Yemen is about to escalate. The United Nations estimates 8.4 million people are on the brink of famine. So far at least 10,000 Yemenis have been killed since the war broke out in Yemen in March 2015. Cafod, a Catholic Aid agency, says the Saudi-led coalition’s Read more

Remembering Rwanda, 20 years on

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I first became involved in Rwanda in July 1994, some two or three months after the start of the horrific events in that landlocked country, the full scale of which had not, by that time, reached the wider world. My lasting memory of that time is the chaos of the situation. There was a camp that was Read more

Philippines: “Unimaginable”. A nuclear disaster zone.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

“Unimaginable,” is how the head of Caritas in the Philippines, is describing the devastation brought on by super typhoon Haiyan. Father Edwin Gariguez, S.J., told Catholic News Service by phone from Cebu that the destruction “is beyond our capacity”. He also expressed gratitude for the help of his international counterparts from the Netherlands and Germany, and Read more