Pray for peace in the Holy Land with Pope Francis

By |4 June 2014|

Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga reflects on the pope's call to prayer.

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

Pope praises Caritas on Holy Land visit

By |26 May 2014|

"My thoughts are also for the charity work performed by Church institutions like Caritas Jordan and others, who, by caring for the needy without distinction of religion, ethnicity or ideology, have shown the splendor of the charitable face of the merciful Jesus.," said Pope Francis on Holy Land pilgrimmage.

Floods recede in Balkans to reveal desolation

By |23 May 2014|

Caritas is providing food and clothes to people caught by record flooding in Serbia and Bosnia, and will help with the clean up efforts and getting communities back on their feet.

Peace slow to trickle down in South Sudan

By |22 May 2014|

Peace in South Sudan has yet to trickle down to the ground as people remain reluctant to return to their homes after fleeing months of conflict.

Cardinal Rodriguez visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

By |22 May 2014|

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga met with a group of Syrian refugees in Jordan and shared with them a message of solidarity from Pope Francis.

Hygiene awareness for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |22 May 2014|

Caritas confederation member organisations funded a project aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kambioos camp

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

By |21 May 2014|

South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

Act on poverty to free Nigerian schoolgirls

By |20 May 2014|

Nigerian Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji argues that tackling poverty, corruption and poor governance are essential as the country struggles with extremists responsible for seizing 200 school girls.

Caritas providing aid in Balkan floods

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas in Bosnia and Serbia are providing children, the elderly and families in need who have seen their homes and belongings washed away in the worst flooding in over a century.

Holy Land pilgrims look to papal visit

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas members took part in the pilgrimage to holy sites from 12 – 16 May. They witnessed the difficult lives of Palestinians and called on Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to bring about peace.

Syrian children learning to hope

By |16 May 2014|

Syrian children risk becoming a lost generation unless they receive education. Caritas and the Church are providing school support inside the country and across the region.

Thousands flee conflict in Myanmar

By |13 May 2014|

Caritas launches an emergency appeal as thousands flee conflict in Myanmar. Around 100,000 people have been displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states. Caritas will provide water, food, health services and lodging to people wanting to return home.

Caritas leaders go to Holy Land to pray for peace

By |9 May 2014|

Caritas directors from various parts of the world as well as the confederation’s secretary general Michel Roy will go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next week. They will be praying for an end to the cycle of violence.

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