February 23, 2015

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    Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

By |23 February 2015|

On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Goetz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.

Lent 2015: End globalisation of indifference

By |13 February 2015|

Lent is a time in which we are called back on our path to follow Christ. It is a time when we are called to renewal and when we are invited to reaffirm our relationship with brothers and sisters as one human family.

Syrian refugees battle winter storm in Lebanon

By |12 February 2015|

Syrian refugees in Lebanon were hit by more bad weather this week as Storm Yohan covered their flimsy shelters with inches of snow and freezing winds whipped through the camps. The refugees worked in sub-zero temperatures to protect their temporary homes.

Reflecting on the Lenten message of Pope Francis

By |12 February 2015|

Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is an invitation to renewal for the Church and among the faithful. To be able to respond to this invitation, Pope Francis warns us against the ‘globalisation of indifference’.

My first 10 days in Gaza

By |6 February 2015|

Volunteer Sr Bridget Tighe is working with Caritas in Gaza. Shocked by the poverty and despair of the people she has met, also she has been touched by the work of her colleagues and found strength in her faith.

Day of prayer against human trafficking

By |5 February 2015|

“Governments, employers and consumers need to send a clear signal that trafficking will not be tolerated. The life of Josephine Bakhita inspires us to step up our actions on ending this crime.”

January 21, 2015

Winter highlights desperation of Syrians

By |21 January 2015|

Snow and freezing temperatures in the Middle East have left millions of Syrians in even greater need without the means to protect themselves against the weather.

Refugees left out in cold in Middle East

By |14 January 2015|

Syrians and Iraqis struggling to cope with war in their own countries or as refugees far from home are now facing freezing weather conditions as one of the worst winter storms in decades hits the Middle East.

Winter storm hits refugees in Middle East

By |8 January 2015|

A winter storm has blanketed much of the Middle East in snow, leaving refugees huddling for warmth in their makeshift tents. Caritas has run winterization programmes, providing fuel, warm clothes and bedding and making tents and accommodation more resistant to cold conditions.

December 24, 2014

Christmas message of hope for Syria

By |24 December 2014|

Caritas Syria President Bishop Audo says he feels attacked by the poverty in his country but finds hope in the Christmas message.

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas organisations around the world live and breathe the words of Pope Francis' message for peace.

Caritas Jordan: child refugees need schools

By |19 December 2014|

Earlier this year, Caritas Jordan received the approval of the Jordanian government to receive Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing persecution by Islamic extremists in Mosul and the Ninevah Plains.

War in Syria: day in the life

By |19 December 2014|

Dozens of mortars continue to fall daily on the villages, towns and cities of Syria, causing daily deaths and injuries. Fighting rages between the government, opposition forces and the so-called ‘Islamic State’ militants who control large swathes of territory.
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    Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Ninety-five percent of the Syrian refugees who have arrived in Jordan are Muslims, since they came from the south of Syria which is mainly poor and Muslim.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

By |19 December 2014|

Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.