May 14, 2015

Cardinal Tagle elected president of Caritas Internationalis

By |14 May 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines has been elected as the new president of Caritas Internationalis at the confederation's 20th General Assembly in Rome.

Pope Francis opens Caritas General Assembly

By |13 May 2015|

In Mass celebrated for the opening of Caritas’ General Assembly, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility to look after the planet and to feed the hungry.

Second major earthquake hits Nepal

By |12 May 2015|

Nepal was rocked by a strong earthquake today, two weeks after a massive quake hit the Asian country. Caritas teams are looking to respond.
  • Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga will step down as president after eight years. Candidates for president are Archbishop Youssef Soueif, president of Caritas Cyprus and Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila. Photo by Elodie Perriot/Caritas
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    Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

By |12 May 2015|

The Caritas Internationalis General Assembly (12-17 May) is on the theme of ‘One Human Family, Caring for Creation’. Over 300 delegates will set plans for the next 4 years aimed at improving the lives of those living in poverty and misery.

Caritas reaches families of Nepalese migrant workers

By |11 May 2015|

Caritas reaches remote villages in Nepal were a third of the population have families living abroad as migrant workers.

Remote areas in Nepal still need aid

By |9 May 2015|

Caritas teams travelling through Sindhupalchok from Kathmandu up to the Tibetan border to identify the needs of the people find horrific levels of destruction and people still needing help.
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    ‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

By |8 May 2015|

Caritas thinks ahead, helping local communities alongside displaced ones to prevent conflict beginning between the two. Caritas provides skills training, education and housing – helping people get back home together, back to working and learning.

Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas Nepal has reached 30,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits in seven of the most affected districts over the next two months.

Voices from Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

"My wife and two sons, 10 years and 18 months old, were in the apartment on the second floor. I've never had such a terrible experience in my house. I'll never forget it."

Nepal earthquake survivors: own tarpaulin a luxury

By |5 May 2015|

Caritas workers reach Marchugaun near Gorkha where most people are sharing three communal tents after the earthquake in Nepal destroyed homes.

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

By |4 May 2015|

80 houses have been destroyed in the hamlet of Panchkhal in Karve in Nepal. Caritas has distributed tarpaulins for 1150 households in the area as shelter still remains the most urgent priority.

Aid gets to devastated village in Nepal

By |3 May 2015|

90 percent of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk in Nepal has been destroyed. Caritas has been there delivering aid.

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

By |1 May 2015|

It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal.

Devastation revealed in rural Nepal

By |1 May 2015|

Caritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Villages close to the epicentre are 60 percent destroyed with people in urgent need of shelter.

April 29, 2015

Ten things you might not know about people trafficking

By |29 April 2015|

You don’t have to go to “the peripheries”, in the words of Pope Francis, to meet victims of human trafficking, because often they are “hiding in plain sight” in our societies.