About Michelle HoughMichelle spent two and a half years as web content editor and writer 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 speaks English, Italian, French and some Spanish.
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.
December 23, 2014
By Michelle Hough|23 December 2014|Caritas/ACT Alliance* are seeking €5.3 million (US$6.8 million) to fund programmes they are supporting in Darfur in 2015.
November 12, 2014
October 1, 2014
June 4, 2014
By Michelle Hough|4 June 2014|Caritas provides clothes, Italian and geography lessons and some of the food. The migrants should stay in the centre just a few days, but Italy is struggling to find longer-term accommodation for migrants because so many have been arriving.
April 3, 2014
March 28, 2014
By Michelle Hough|28 March 2014|Namibia is currently facing its worst drought in 30 years. Almost half of the 2.2 million population has been suffering from hunger. Sr Aida has been spending a lot of time on the road trying organise the Caritas response.