Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has expressed the sadness of the whole Caritas family following the tragic fire at a Caritas workshop for disabled people in south western Germany.
The fire in the centre in Titisee-Neustadt left 14 people dead and many injured.
Speaking from Düsseldorf, Cardinal Rodriguez said, “The prayers of the whole global Caritas confederation are with the families of those killed in this tragic incident, and with our Caritas Germany colleagues.”
“We know the colleagues at the scene will do everything to find out the cause for this terrible event,” Caritas Germany President Peter Neher was quoted by media sources as saying. He expressed grave sadness in an official statement, “Caritas Germany grieves.”
The first Polish home care providers supported through a German-Polish Caritas cooperation have started working in Germany. The project was created to bring together Polish home care providers and elderly Germans assisted by Caritas in their homes.
Margret Wulf from Paderborn in north-west Germany is one of them. After two strokes, the 72-year-old needs assistance 24 hours a day. However, she wants to lead an independent life and stay in her own home. Now 22 years old Alicja Roszczyniala from Poland makes it possible, together with the local Caritas Home Care Service. The Caritas in Alicja’s hometown Grudziadz cooperates with Caritas Paderborn and helped the two women come together.
“I’m not going to let her leave,” said Mrs. Wulf, smiling. She is happy to have found a home care provider she can trust. After a bad experience with a different Polish woman, Mrs. Wulf had almost lost hope.
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