Caritas Internationalis secretary general, Michel Roy, is participating in the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican which started on 7th October.

The meeting will look at the theme of New Evangelisation for the Transmission of Christian Faith. Mr Roy has been invited to attend in the role of auditor and will make a contribution in the name of the Caritas confederation.

“Charitable actions are a fundamental aspect of evangelisation,” says Mr Roy. “It is in charity that we find a real test to the faith that we proclaim and it is in the love we show others through charity that God reveals himself.”

Pope Benedict opened the synod to 370 participants at the Vatican yesterday for three weeks of collaboration and spiritual reflection.

Contact Michelle Hough, Communications Officer, at +39 334 234 4136 or hough@caritas.va