Posts Tagged ‘Caritas’

Global action needed to alleviate hunger crisis, Caritas says Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Economic stagnation, ongoing sanctions, food shortages and reduced funding all risk making life in a post-pandemic world more dangerous and deadly than the coronavirus itself, said the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities. “Unfortunately, the aftershock of the pandemic” is proving to be “even more complicated and more deadly than the impact of the virus Read more

Bangladesh poor even poorer Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will make the poor in Bangladesh even poorer, say economists. About 50 million people who live slightly above the poverty line (i.e. those earning more than US$2 a day) may fall below the line because of the pandemic. In the past, natural disasters and climate change effects were the main drivers Read more

Pedophile priest appointment shocks Caritas NZ Comments 0

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

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