Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.
The Malmö Arena will be the stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world.
Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.
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.