Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”
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.
Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly has closed with member organisations adopting a vision of “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”.
“If there is any power we should exercise,” said Cardinal Tagle, “it’s the power of love and goodness.”
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.
Interview with Gabriel Yai Avop, Director of Caritas South Sudan, the newest Caritas member which the Caritas Confederation voted unanimously to join the network.
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.