December 16, 2014

Beyond the tsunami waves

By |16 December 2014|

One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.

November 30, 2014

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

By |30 November 2014|

Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.

September 23, 2014

The family in a time of economic crisis

By |23 September 2014|

At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.

July 31, 2014

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga calls for just peace in Gaza

By |31 July 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President says that there must be an urgent end to the fighting, a lifting of the blockade and a negotiated settlement to end the slaughter of children and innocents.

Church as defender of immigrants and refugees

By |9 July 2014|

In the western hemisphere, the Church’s role as defender of migrants and refugees is more important than ever, as those on the move continue to be subject to abuse, exploitation, and violence.

“Blossoms of prayer” for the world’s migrants

By |9 July 2014|

Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.

June 4, 2014

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.

April 16, 2014

Easter 2014: From the desert to eternal life

By |16 April 2014|

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves lost in the desert and far from home. These are times when we feel fearful, unloved and as though our suffering will never come to an end.

March 5, 2014

Lenten 2014 message: Equality, simplicity and sharing

By |5 March 2014|

Lenten message from Cardinal Oscar Andrès Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis."Each of us can live more simply, consume less, waste less and be more conscious of our choices."

January 31, 2014

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium and Caritas

By |31 January 2014|

Fr. Pierre Cibambo, Caritas Internationalis Ecclesiastical Assistant, writes that Pope Francis makes a renewed appeal for us to seek new ways together to give back dignity to the poor in his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium.

December 24, 2013

Advent Appeal 2013

By |24 December 2013|

Caritas Internationalis believes that it is a scandal that nearly a billion people are hungry today in a world that has the resources to feed everyone.

November 28, 2013

  • HAART is an acronym for “Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment”. Scientific research has demonstrated that the administration of such medications among HIV-infected pregnant women is highly effective in blocking the 
transmission of the virus from mother to child as well as prolonging the lives and reducing occurrence of HIV-related illness and premature death both among HIV-infected adults and children.
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    World AIDS Day 2013: Caritas continues the journey in faith and service

World AIDS Day 2013: Caritas continues the journey in faith and service

By |28 November 2013|

Regrettably, people living with or affected by HIV continue to face discrimination, stigma, and even violence. Caritas works toward acceptance and accompaniment of all people living with HIV.

February 20, 2013

Caritas on Lent 2013: Be a life saver

By |20 February 2013|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEmhBqiPZ8 When an emergency hits, getting food, water, protection, healthcare, shelter, care and counselling to people in need is our priority. Making sure that this happens in a coordinated, effective and efficient way is the responsibility of the Caritas Internationalis Emergency Response Team. Whether it is travelling to emergencies in support of local staff, working with them to produce action plans, or mobilising funding and expertise, the Emergency Response Team is key to our lifesaving operations. Caritas Internationalis was set up 60 years ago by the Vatican to organise the humanitarian operations of the Catholic Church. We are trusted by Pope Benedict XVI to continue to deliver this mission. Be a lifesaver. Give to our Emergency Response Fund.

November 26, 2012

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    Prayers for victims of German fire tragedy – Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga

Prayers for victims of German fire tragedy – Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga

By |26 November 2012|

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."

August 6, 2012

Aid worker’s diary: Syrian refugees

By |6 August 2012|

Available in French and Spanish In Lebanon and Jordan, Caritas is helping thousands of refugees who have fled Syria. Communications Officer Laura Sheahen describes four days of visits to Caritas centres where refugees receive food, medical care, and more. Monday morning: Visit Syrian refugees squeezed into tiny apartments in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The parents don’t know how they will make ends meet. They also worry about their children not making friends in their new country. One boy, Salem, says, “People here don’t want to play with us.” Monday afternoon: Travel to tent camps in the Bekaa Valley, near the Syria-Lebanon border. Caritas has distributed food, hygiene materials like soap, and other items to many families in the camps. A man who asks to be called “Jafaar”–most Syrian refugees don’t want their real names known–introduces us to his teenage relatives, whose parents couldn’t escape Syria. He shows us into […]

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