Peacebuilding

Caritas Colombia building peace through river-side community

Caritas Colombia building peace through river-side community

Caritas in Colombia helped plan and rebuild a river port in the Catatumbo region, near Venezuela. Rebuilding the port contributed to efforts to link up communities in a zone previously at the mercy of rebel and paramilitary activity.  The Colombian government and FARC rebels signed an historic peace agreement in 2016 following decades of civil ...

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Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

by Caroline Brennan, Catholic Relief Services with additional reporting by Harriet Paterson In a late addition to his plans, Pope Francis hopes to meet Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at an inter-religious encounter for peace in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1 December. He has previously expressed his “full closeness” to the Rohingya people. The Dhaka meeting will ...

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Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries. They warn that a Brussels Conference on Syria this week must prioritise mobilising funds for longer-term development for Syrian refugees. In a joint ...

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Caritas remembers its patron saint Blessed Oscar Romero

Caritas remembers its patron saint Blessed Oscar Romero

Blessed Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating the Eucharist on March 24, 1980. Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Archbishop of San Salvador and President of Cáritas El Salvador reminds us of his legacy. How did you meet Monsignor Romero? Monsignor Romero and I are originally from the same diocese, the diocese of ...

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