Caritas assembly ends with bold vision to care for creation

By |17 May 2015|

Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly has closed with member organisations adopting a vision of “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”.

New president of Caritas Africa shares vision for the poor

By |17 May 2015|

Archbishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye of Kumasi, Ghana is the newly elected President of Caritas Africa. In this interview, he shares his vision of a Church for the poor in Africa.
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.
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    Cardinal Turkson on climate change and its effects on human development

Cardinal Turkson on climate change and its effects on human development

By |15 May 2015|

Cardinal Turkson spoke about some of the most far-reaching changes facing the world today, looking at trends in climate change and its huge effect on human development, especially the poor who suffer the most from the consequences of climate change.

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.
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    Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

By |14 May 2015|

Interview with Gabriel Yai Avop, Director of Caritas South Sudan, the newest Caritas member which the Caritas Confederation voted unanimously to join the network.
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    Caritas leaders share vision for future as General Assembly begins

Caritas leaders share vision for future as General Assembly begins

By |13 May 2015|

“We must keep the poor at the centre of our work as Caritas,” said outgoing Caritas president Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga at a press conference in Rome that opened the Catholic humanitarian network’s 20th General Assembly.

Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its 165th member

By |13 May 2015|

In 2015, Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its newest member. The small African country gained independence in 2011, and its people are experiencing the joys and struggles that come with creating a nation.

Milan Expo 2015 celebrates Caritas Day

By |13 May 2015|

On 19 May, the global Catholic humanitarian network will be the focus of 'Caritas Day' at the Expo World's Fair in Milan, Italy.

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.

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