About Michelle HoughMichelle 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
September 26, 2016
By Michelle Hough|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.
By Michelle Hough|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.
August 2, 2016
By Michelle Hough|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
By Michelle Hough|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
By Michelle Hough|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
September 29, 2015
June 18, 2015
By Michelle Hough|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
By Michelle Hough|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
January 9, 2015
By Michelle Hough|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.