Posts Tagged ‘Caritas’

Amid extreme flooding in Pakistan, Catholic volunteers step up Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

A 52-year-old Caritas volunteer helped rescue more than two dozen families from a recent flood in Karachi, Pakistan. Francis Javed, a father of six who works as a cobbler, told ucanews.com that he received a phone call from Caritas Pakistan Karachi at 11 a.m. on July 30. They warned him about an overflowing dam not Read more

Caritas alarmed over Pacific climate change Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Alarm over displacement in Papua New Guinea caused by climate change was expressed last week during a meeting at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Port Moresby. The gathering focused particularly on climate change and specifically on the issue of the Cartaret islands in the autonomous region of Bougainville and the Manam islands in Madang province. Read more

Pope donates $100,000 to Indonesia’s disaster relief Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pope Francis has, in a first emergency phase, sent a contribution of $100,000 to disaster relief in Indonesia. The Vatican press reported that this sum is intended to be “an immediate expression of the feeling of spiritual closeness and fatherly encouragement from the Holy Father towards the Read more

Papal charity Caritas hosts migrants and refugees Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Papal charity Caritas hosted a lunch in Rome with migrants and refugees on Tuesday. Caritas Rome hosts the city’s main soup kitchen and caters for tens of thousands of poor people. In hosting Tuesday’s lunch, Caritas hoped to foster a “culture of encounter” as this week is set aside as Caritas’s Global Action Week. It Read more

Pacific Caritas agencies set a direction for the future Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Representatives from Caritas agencies in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga attended a forum in Cairns last week. Also present were representatives from countries not yet members of the Caritas network, reflecting the forum theme of ‘Our Family, Our Future’ and strengthening ties with French- and English-speaking peers. Forum delegates were Read more

Church in South Asia responds to plight of Roghingya Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017
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South Asia’s Catholic Church is responding to the Roghingya crisis with humanitarian assistance and advocacy. Hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim minority have fled principally Buddhist Myanmar, where the military is conducting a “clearance operation.” The head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo, said he expects more Read more

Six million in Somalia starving to death Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Over six million people in Somalia are likely to starve to death this year. That is nearly half of Somalia’s population in urgent need of humanitarian help. In addition, about 275,000 malnourished children are at risk of starvation, according to aid and development agencies, says Bishop Giorgio Bertin of Djibouti. He says Caritas Somalia is Read more

Community of Sant’Egidio given formal protection Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Inter-religious dialogue, aid for migrants and refugees and the protection of minority Christian communities are included in a formal agreement between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Community of Sant’Egidio. The Community, which is a Catholic charity, has been helping the poor in many countries since the 1970s. The accord with the French ministry Read more

Migrants paying the price in Europe says Caritas Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Migrants are paying a heavy price in Europe because of an agreement made a year ago between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, says Caritas The agreement aimed to stem the flow of migrants and refugees seeking protection in Europe. Caritas says the agreement has left thousands of vulnerable people stranded in degrading conditions in Read more

Syria is a “workshop for cruelty” Caritas told Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Syria is a “workshop for cruelty” says Pope Francis. Speaking to Caritas Internationalis, Francis said “I believe the greatest illness of today is cardiac sclerosis,”. He was implying a kind of hardening of the heart that renders a person unable to feel compassion or be moved by another’s suffering. He said Syria is an example Read more