Action, awareness and advocacy, without forgetting prayer. These are the guidelines of the work of Caritas, today at the forefront worldwide to respond to COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis has given €100,000 to help support Caritas Italy’s effort to ensure the poor and vulnerable are accompanied at this difficult time while taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Faith based organisations unite as UN Compacts for migrants and refugees approach implementation
Caritas has launched a Global Week of Action for migrants and refugees as Pope Francis appeals for those forced from their homes.
Caritas organisations in all regions are planning shared meals and events. Caritas Internationalis along with Caritas Rome and Italy will hold a meal with migrants and refugees at their Termini Station soup kitchen on Tuesday 19th June.
Three young men - Yancuba, Amadou and Berete - were Pope Francis’ special guests at his Wednesday General Audience at the Vatican at the launch of Caritas’ ‘Share the Journey’ campaign.
Pope Francis will launch Caritas Internationalis’ global campaign on migration - ‘Share the Journey’ on Wednesday 27th September 2017 – 12.30 PM.
The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.
Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. Caritas aid operations have begun to reach survivors.