May 13, 2015

Pope Francis opens Caritas General Assembly

By |13 May 2015|

In Mass celebrated for the opening of Caritas’ General Assembly, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility to look after the planet and to feed the hungry.
  • Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga will step down as president after eight years. Candidates for president are Archbishop Youssef Soueif, president of Caritas Cyprus and Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila. Photo by Elodie Perriot/Caritas
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    Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

By |12 May 2015|

The Caritas Internationalis General Assembly (12-17 May) is on the theme of ‘One Human Family, Caring for Creation’. Over 300 delegates will set plans for the next 4 years aimed at improving the lives of those living in poverty and misery.
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    ‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

By |8 May 2015|

Caritas thinks ahead, helping local communities alongside displaced ones to prevent conflict beginning between the two. Caritas provides skills training, education and housing – helping people get back home together, back to working and learning.
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    Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

By |8 May 2015|

Rebecca Mulvah is happy to be back home in her village of Balakatala. Rebecca, 34, fled to camp out in the bush, when rumors that her village would be burned by people from a neighbouring one filled her with terror. Her village had Ebola.
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    Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

By |7 May 2015|

In early March, Liberia was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. There had been no new cases for a week - the first time this had happened since May 2014 – and the last survivor was discharged from hospital in Monrovia.

April 29, 2015

Caritas aids victims of political unrest in Burundi

By |29 April 2015|

Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.

Ten things you might not know about people trafficking

By |29 April 2015|

You don’t have to go to “the peripheries”, in the words of Pope Francis, to meet victims of human trafficking, because often they are “hiding in plain sight” in our societies.

Mass for Ethiopian migrants killed in Libya

By |24 April 2015|

Religious leaders in Ethiopia from Christian and Islamic faiths have strongly condemned th killings of 30 Ethiopian migrants for their faiths by extremists in Libyia.

Journey across Ebola-scarred Liberia

By |17 April 2015|

Caritas Ebola coordinator in Liberia André Stelder reports on his travels in Liberia as the country recovers post-Ebola epidemic.
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    Worldwide Caritas organisations to meet on Caring for Creation

Worldwide Caritas organisations to meet on Caring for Creation

By |16 April 2015|

The leaders of Catholic agencies from around the world will be in Rome from 12 – 17 May for the 20th Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, titled “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”.

Easter message: All one in Christ Jesus

By |1 April 2015|

Through the Risen Christ, the world re-enters in the harmony and we all become one in Him, because with Him “ There is neither Jew, nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28).

March 25, 2015

Families driven from homes by Boko Haram need urgent help

By |25 March 2015|

More than a million Nigerians have fled fanatically violent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. These displaced families have relied on Catholic Church and other aid groups for basic necessities

Ethiopian cardinal welcomes man who jailed him

By |20 March 2015|

When Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel was a young priest, he was imprisoned by Ethiopia's communist dictatorship. He recently welomed the man who jailed him as part on the Church's ongoing reconciliation efforts

Liberia’s last Ebola case leaves hospital

By |6 March 2015|

The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia has been dismissed from the treatment centre. Over the past 12 days, there were no new confirmed cases. If this is maintained for 35 days Liberia will be officially Ebola free.

Hard life of wait for Calais migrants

By |2 March 2015|

Calais is a dead end for many migrants. They arrive there hoping to get into Britain, where they think they will get work.