Michelle Hough

About Michelle Hough

Michelle spent two and a half years as web writer and editor for the UN World Food Programme in Rome prior to joining Caritas Internationalis. Before that she was a news journalist for Vatican Radio’s English section where she covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI, she also reported on Church issues and international news. She's written for The Tablet, Catholic New Service, Screen International, Variety Daily at Cannes and Time Out. She speaks English, Italian, French and conversational Spanish.

November 22, 2016

  • Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti. Copyright: Marie Arago/Catholic Relief Services
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    COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

By |22 November 2016|

Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.

September 26, 2016

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    Vatican on importance of religious organisations in migrant crisis

Vatican on importance of religious organisations in migrant crisis

By |26 September 2016|

The Vatican secretary of state addressed a side event on migrants and refugees co-organised by Caritas and the ICMC at the United Nations.
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    Do the human traffickers see human beings in those they are exploiting?

Do the human traffickers see human beings in those they are exploiting?

By |21 September 2016|

At the One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference, trafficking victims describe how easy it can be to fall prey to traffickers and how hard it can be to escape.

Saying no to human trafficking

By |7 September 2016|

130 human trafficking experts from Caritas and other faith organisations meet in Nigeria to discuss ways to end the crime.

August 2, 2016

  • At WYD in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Luis Tagle, gathered with #YoungCaritas to discuss the energy, enthusiasm and spririt of adventure that motivates them.
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    Ten things you might not know about Cardinal Tagle’s World Youth Day

Ten things you might not know about Cardinal Tagle’s World Youth Day

By |2 August 2016|

At WYD in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Luis Tagle, gathered with #YoungCaritas to discuss the energy, enthusiasm and spririt of adventure that motivates them.

July 31, 2016

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    ‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

By |31 July 2016|

Caritas youth was celebrated at World Youth Day 2016 with Cardinal Luis Tagle and young people from Caritas from across the world.

April 28, 2016

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

By |28 April 2016|

The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

November 24, 2015

The Holy Year of Mercy is a year of ‘caritas’

By |24 November 2015|

The Jubilee Year of Mercy starts on 8th December when Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica.

September 29, 2015

Food, war and Caritas at EXPO 2015

By |29 September 2015|

Caritas wants you to think about food: where it comes from, how to make sure everyone’s got enough and of the right quality, its ability to bring us together and its essential role everyone’s lives.

June 18, 2015

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By |18 June 2015|

Pope Francis’ new encyclical is an urgent call to debate the issue of human ecology and our relationship with the environment. It is called “Laudato Si’, On the Care of our Common Home”.

Caritas awaits Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical

By |11 June 2015|

Caritas is excited about the arrival of the encyclical. The theme chosen by our confederation to guide our work for the next four years is One Human Family, Caring for Creation. It lays the path for defending human dignity, building a peaceful coexistence between peoples and for safeguarding and caring for creation.

May 17, 2015

Cardinal Tagle celebrates his first Mass with Caritas

By |17 May 2015|

“If there is any power we should exercise,” said Cardinal Tagle, “it’s the power of love and goodness.”

February 5, 2015

African migrant exploited for labour in Italy

By |5 February 2015|

The employers know that they can do what they want with you when you’ve not got your documents.

Day of prayer against human trafficking

By |5 February 2015|

“Governments, employers and consumers need to send a clear signal that trafficking will not be tolerated. The life of Josephine Bakhita inspires us to step up our actions on ending this crime.”

January 9, 2015

CRS working for a prosperous and independent Haiti

By |9 January 2015|

Catholic Relief Services (a US member of the Caritas confederation) has been working in Haiti for 50 years. The morning after the 12th January 2010 earthquake, CRS staff members who had lived through the disaster themselves were aiding survivors.

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