People first when planning the way forward for HIV and AIDS

By |21 July 2014|

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, emphasized the importance of putting people first in the fight against AIDS, and reported “we have seen HIV infections drop by 38% since 2001

Spiritual and pastoral care for HIV/AIDS patients

By |21 July 2014|

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease, but is rather a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.

”Pushing on” to end HIV/AIDS in Australasia

By |18 July 2014|

Ambassador Tim Fischer stressed the vital role that faith-based organizations play in restoring health and well being to communities...

Faith-based groups discuss HIV/AIDS progress and challenges

By |14 July 2014|

Caritas and other organisations will look at progress made on HIV/AIDS during a three-day faith-based conference in Melbourne, Australia, ahead of the International AIDS Conference.

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”.

Prize of 10,000 euros for women beating hunger

By |5 May 2014|

In places where people were starving, women are now feeding their families and communities. Caritas and the Fidel Goetz Foundation want to celebrate the achievements of these women.

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."

Caritas to launch global wave of prayer to end hunger

By |29 November 2013|

The Caritas confederation will launch a global “wave of prayer” to promote an end to world hunger on 10th December. It marks the beginning of the Caritas anti-hunger campaign, One Human Family, Food For All. The wave starts on the island of Samoa and will sweep across the globe involving Caritas organisations and many other people on all continents.

World Refugee Day: In their faces is the face of Christ

By |20 June 2013|

Pope Francis called attention to refugee families "often forced to flee their homes and countries in a hurry and losing all their belongings and their security to escape violence, persecution or serious discrimination because of their religion, ethnic identity or political ideas."

International Women’s Day: Tapa in Tonga

By |7 March 2013|

Groups involved in the three-year Caritas programme will reach 425 households in 21 villages across Tongatapu and Vava’u to the north.

Curse or blessing of natural resources in Papua New Guinea

By |25 January 2013|

Many in Hela believe they will see their traditional way of life gone forever but will not receive their fair share of the profits. Suspicion that others are getting a better deal is rife. People fear corruption or favouritism. Tension is high, optimism low.

Youth make big climate splash in Oceania

By |17 December 2012|

While the Doha climate talks were wrapping up, over 700 young people from throughout the Pacific came to this event in Auckland, to learn, be inspired, have fun and take action. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand sponsored 12 from New Zealand and two from Vanuatu to attend.
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    Caritas prepares for emergency response as Samoa hit by Cyclone Evan

Caritas prepares for emergency response as Samoa hit by Cyclone Evan

By |14 December 2012|

By Angela Ford Caritas emergency response teams in the Pacific are preparing for emergency relief as one of the most powerful cyclones to hit Samoa in 20 years devastates Apia. Cyclone Evan made landfall on Thursday 13 December, with winds up to 160 km per hour. At least two people have died, and many are missing. Samoa has declared a state of disaster with widespread structural damage to outlying buildings, homes and critical infrastructure. Locals have been left without power and food shortages are possible. Caritas Samoa report that flooding in Apia is widespread, powerlines and trees are down and many homes are destroyed. Flooding is the major cause for concern in the short-term, with water levels up to 8ft in areas. Mr Puletini Tuala Caritas Samoa Director reports, “the most urgent need at this stage is for water and tinned food. We are planning for an initial assessment of damage in coastal areas [...]

World AIDS Day in Papua New Guinea

By |30 November 2012|

The Catholic Church’s work on HIV and AIDS in Mendi stretches back to 1995. Then the work revolved around explaining the virus, how it is transmitted and challenging the stigma attached to those people living with HIV.

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