July 22, 2015

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

Is a new approach to sustainable development possible?

By |13 July 2015|

At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.
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    Cardinal Tagle’s message to the Caritas confederation on Laudato Si’

Cardinal Tagle’s message to the Caritas confederation on Laudato Si’

By |10 July 2015|

Caritas is the living Word of God in the poor communities of the world. It is a free-flowing river of love and hope which nourishes and has an enormous natural power to bring about change.

June 26, 2015

Human trafficking in crisis situations

By |26 June 2015|

Human trafficking occurs in conflict situations since these situations weaken the government, increase poverty, and leave the vulnerable to fend for themselves.

Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas was part of an event on the psychological needs of children whose parents had died of Ebola as the virsus swept three West African countries last year. Participants were moved by the words of one young girl.
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    Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas Internationalis spoke at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva(25 June 2015) within the scope of the Universal Period Review (EPU) of Spain.

A childhood on the streets in Djibouti

By |22 June 2015|

Caritas gets a large number of children into basic schooling and a small group of adolescents into a vocational college where they can learn a trade.
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    What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

By |19 June 2015|

Caritas tries to create a space where a child can express their feelings emotionally. These are pictures of what the children feared the most.

Not “by bread alone”

By |16 June 2015|

By serving the poor we serve our Master. We deliver a message of hope, just like Pope Francis will do with his encyclical and has been doing ever since his election. In this way, we are truly Caritas.

Reaching marginalised communities in quake-hit Nepal

By |11 June 2015|

With the help from Catholic communities aroud teh world, Caritas is extending its outreach to those affected by April’s catastrophic earthquake to some of the most difficult to reach areas of Nepal.

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 29, 2015

Romero, a model of how to work with the poor

By |29 May 2015|

If Msgr Romero were still here, he would remind us of our daily commitment to be faithful to the Gospel and to respond to injustices. 
"Msgr Romero's contribution has enabled Caritas to become today what Pope Francis called: 'the caress of the Church to its people'.

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.”
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.