A Catholic Priest at the helm of Caritas and Migrants and Refugees Offices that have been officially launched in South Africa’s Kimberley Diocese has lauded the initiative of establishing the two entities, terming them “light in a tunnel of our dark moments”.
The Caritas entity of the Catholic Church is not a Non-Governmental Organization that exists as a separate entity from the Church, a Catholic Priest from Eswatini has said in his appeal to the people of God in the entire Southern African region to support activities undertaken by the charity arm of the Church.
There is need for officials of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church within the jurisdiction of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) to foster brotherly collaboration amongst themselves, the President of Caritas South Africa has said.
The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has, at a conference on Food Sovereignty, underscored the need for Africans to have stronger and secure food systems.
As the Catholic Church across the globe marks the Laudato Si’ week, taking stock of the gains made in the conservation of the environment, Caritas Uganda is condemning the growing environmental challenges that the Catholic Church entity links to massive deforestation in the East African nation.
Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have suggested strengthening charitable activities as a way to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by attacks in the Southern African country that is faced with protracted violence.
Members of the Clergy in Uganda ministering under the umbrella of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) have begun a campaign to sensitize communities about the dangers of climate destruction.
The Catholic Church in Burkina Faso through its humanitarian arm, Caritas Burkina Faso, has launched an emergency appeal to address the plight of millions of people displaced by the ongoing regional conflict in the West African nation through humanitarian support.
The Catholic Church in Senegal through its charity arm, Caritas Senegal, has announced the interruption of a fundraising initiative launched in March to alleviate effects of climate change and asked for permission to redirect the funds collected towards the battle against COVID-19 in the west African country.
In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.