November 25, 2015

Caritas at Paris climate conference – COP21

By |25 November 2015|

World leaders, scientists, civil society and activists will gather in Paris between 30th November - 11th December for the COP21 climate summit.

Caritas tackling root causes of Ethiopia food shortage

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.

How climate change impacts people’s fundamental rights

By |24 November 2015|

Without the leadership of Europe and other industrialised countries, strategies to mitigate climate change will not be successful.

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.
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    Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

By |23 November 2015|

Find here some Caritas resources on climate including films, reports, stories and prayers.
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    Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

By |20 November 2015|

What Caritas wants from COP21 is very simple: that world leaders reach a binding and just agreement to reduce gas emissions which will then be introduced in national law.

Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland

By |16 November 2015|

The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Together as one human family on migration and mobility

By |11 November 2015|

The Valetta Summit is an opportunity for the EU and its African counterparts to begin addressing together social injustice and poverty, and to foster resilience against emerging conflicts and crises.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

September 29, 2015

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    How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

By |29 September 2015|

Pope Francis throws open a challenge to leaders of states and governments to go beyond making the UN a mere chatter house and to not fall into ‘a declarational nominalism’, where the fashion is to always make declarations ‘without teeth’.

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

By |15 September 2015|

Towards the end of September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be adopted by member states at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. These goals will set the tone and direction for development and aid over the next 15 years.

August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.
  • Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga on a peace mission in CAR last year with his Muslima and Protestant counterpart. Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
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    Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

By |17 August 2015|

The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.

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