Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Internationalis’

Germany’s deadly floods prompt support from the Third World

Monday, July 26th, 2021
The Scotsman

The Germany’s deadly floods have prompted the countries it usually helps to offer their support. Officials say at least 171 people have died since the flooding began last week. Many more are injured and 155 are missing. Images of Germany’s flooded villages and towns have prompted international aid agencies to offer compassion and concern. Agencies 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

Human trafficking numbers increase because of COVID-19

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Human trafficking numbers are growing because of Covid-19, according to a joint statement from Caritas Internationalis and Christian Organisation Against Trafficking (COATNET). Many of the pandemic’s socio-economic effects are aggravating human trafficking and exploitation, which the International Labour Organization (ILO) says affects over 40 million people. Caritas and COATNET are urging governments to intensify efforts Read more

Human trafficking victims on the rise during pandemic

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Human trafficking victims need greater protection says the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities. Insufficient attention “was paid on the collateral damage of the ongoing pandemic, especially on migrants and informal workers, who are now more exposed to trafficking and exploitation,” Caritas Internationalis says. Caritas voiced its concerns to highlight the plight of human trafficking Read more

Caritas warns against double pandemic: COVID-19 and hunger

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s charitable organization, joined Pope Francis in his call for the debt forgiveness for the poorest countries, while condemning the fact that for many regions “there are two pandemics,” COVID-19 and hunger. “Two major crises require immediate and determined action by people of goodwill, leaders and all members of the human community,” Read more

Pedophile priest appointment shocks Caritas NZ

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Caritas New Zealand is shocked and deeply saddened to learn a convicted child abuser Luk Delft, (pictured), a Belgian Salesian priest, was appointed as the Country Director for Caritas Central African Republic (CAR). Caritas NZ has written to Caritas Internationalis expressing its deep concerns and asking how this was able to happen. “We have sought Read more

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

Bishops declaration urges COP24 Summit to take climate change action

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The presidents of six bishops’ conferences on five continents have signed a joint declaration urging the upcoming COP24 Summit to take immediate action against climate change. Addressed to world leaders going to the COP24 Summit this December in Poland, the declaration says they must take concrete steps “to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of Read more

High carbon energy investments divested by Catholics

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

High carbon energy investments are being dropped by a number of Catholic institutions and investors. The Global Catholic Climate Movement says the news shows the growing strength of the divestment movement within the Catholic Church. “When it comes to protecting our common home, we have not a moment to lose,” Tomas Insua, executive director of Read more

Share the journey listening to migrant, refugee stories

Monday, August 7th, 2017

All Catholics should meet a migrant or refugee and listen to their story, Pope Francis says. To help everyone on their way with this, in late September he will be launching a “Share the Journey” campaign. Caritas Internationalis are leading this two year programme which promotes encounters between people on the move and people living Read more