May 29, 2015

Romero, a model of how to work with the poor

By |29 May 2015|

If Msgr Romero were still here, he would remind us of our daily commitment to be faithful to the Gospel and to respond to injustices. 
"Msgr Romero's contribution has enabled Caritas to become today what Pope Francis called: 'the caress of the Church to its people'.
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    Caritas joins celebrations for beatification of Oscar Romero

Caritas joins celebrations for beatification of Oscar Romero

By |25 May 2015|

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday in Ele Salavador. His life, work and words have been an inspiration for millions seeking social justice around the world.

San Salavador on eve of Romero beatification

By |22 May 2015|

On Saturday 23 May, Oscar Romero takes the next step on the path to sainthood at a beatification Mass. Myriam Antaki is in San Salvador and reflects on the mood among the people.

Archbishop Oscar Romero a “beacon of light” for charity

By |22 May 2015|

The Caritas confederation says Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a “beacon of light for everyone working the service of charity”.

Oscar Romero and Caritas

By |22 May 2015|

In the 1970s, CAFOD (Caritas member in England and Wales) supported Romero’s famous radio broadcasts, which – at a time when the press was heavily censored – were often the only means by which people in El Salvador knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.

April 24, 2015

World abandons Aleppo as arms continue to flow

By |24 April 2015|

An interview with Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and Caritas Syria President, as fighting spreads across Syria's largest city.

Caritas mourns colleague killed in Syria

By |8 April 2015|

The Caritas family joins with our friends in Caritas Syria to mourn the death of our colleague, Safouh Al-Mosleh, killed at noon on 7 April when a shell fell on his house in Aleppo.

March 20, 2015

Ethiopian cardinal welcomes man who jailed him

By |20 March 2015|

When Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel was a young priest, he was imprisoned by Ethiopia's communist dictatorship. He recently welomed the man who jailed him as part on the Church's ongoing reconciliation efforts

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.

Syrian refugees struggle to access healthcare in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The Lebanese health system is largely private. For poor Syrian refugees in need of medical care, this is an enormous issue. Caritas is one of the only organisations in Lebanon supporting medical fees.

Tale of two Syrian refugee families in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is tough, and the needs are enormous, but as the humanitarian crisis enters its fifth year Caritas staff are meeting this overwhelming situation with dedication and perseverance, and in many cases being the crucial difference between survival and destitution.

February 20, 2015

Hope surviving in Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Nadiya, 55, whose name means ‘hope’, is caught up in a conflict that she says she never saw coming. She doesn’t know whether she’ll ever see her home in again.

Caritas helping war devastated Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Around 1.5 million Ukrainians in the east of the country have been uprooted by war. People who had homes and jobs find themselves crammed into a small room or two and are largely dependent on charity. Caritas has so far helped people with essential aid.

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.

January 8, 2015

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.