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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity
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Caritas Internationalis reflects the social mission and core values of the Catholic Church. We believe in dignity, solidarity and stewardship on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
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Caritas updates from around the world
On Saturday 23 May, Oscar Romero takes the next step on the path to sainthood at a beatification Mass. Myriam Antaki is in San Salvador and reflects on the mood among the people.
The Caritas confederation says Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a “beacon of light for everyone working the service of charity”.
In the 1970s, CAFOD (Caritas member in England and Wales) supported Romero’s famous radio broadcasts, which – at a time when the press was heavily censored – were often the only means by which people in El Salvador knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.