About Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b. became the 11th President of Caritas Internationalis during the 2007 General Assembly. He is a staunch defender of human rights and a powerful voice in the global fight against poverty. He was the Vatican's spokesperson with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on the issue of Third World debt. He continues to challenge leaders of the world’s richest nations to keep their promises to increase and improve development aid to the world’s poorest countries.
February 13, 2015
December 16, 2014
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|16 December 2014|One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.
November 30, 2014
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|12 November 2014|Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga was in Norway this week to celebrate 50 years of Caritas Norway, a champion of peace and social justice throughout the world.
September 23, 2014
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|23 September 2014|At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|23 September 2014|Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga writes about the message faith leaders sent to governments at UN climate change talks in New York.
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|15 September 2014|Caritas Internationalis president on how the crises in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and the persecution of Christian and other minorities in the Middle East are the greatest emergency the world has faced since the end of the Second World War.
August 21, 2014
July 31, 2014
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|31 July 2014|Caritas Internationalis President says that there must be an urgent end to the fighting, a lifting of the blockade and a negotiated settlement to end the slaughter of children and innocents.
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|9 July 2014|In the western hemisphere, the Church’s role as defender of migrants and refugees is more important than ever, as those on the move continue to be subject to abuse, exploitation, and violence.
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|9 July 2014|Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.
June 4, 2014
By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, s.d.b.|4 June 2014|Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga reflects on the pope's call to prayer.