Officials of Caritas entities in Conferences under the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are advocating for multi-agency “close collaboration” to facilitate the fostering of resilience among community members at the grassroots.
Caritas is an entity under the auspices of the Catholic Church hierarchy, and as such operates with the goal to witness the person of Jesus Christ, distinct from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), the new President of Caritas Africa has said.
Participants in the three-day Caritas Africa conference held in Togo’s capital city, Lomé, have settled on seven components, which they have said “entail practical action to be implemented within the period 2024-2030.”
There is need for members of Caritas Africa to foster communion and interactions, drawing inspiration from the communities of early Christians recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, Caritas Africa outgoing Executive Secretary has said.
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has urged members of Caritas Africa, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church on the continent, to promote the virtue of listening.
Catholic Bishops serving in the humanitarian and development arm of the Church in Africa are appealing to leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries who will be meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, to deliberate on ways to support African countries that are struggling with poverty, including the possibility of canceling debts that the Bishops term as “unpayable”.
Presidents of Caritas in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have appealed to humanitarian agencies operating in war-torn Sudan to “urgently” increase their support for victims of the war that is raging in the country’s capital, Khartoum.
The newly appointed Caritas Africa Secretary General has called on Diocesan Caritas to take every opportunity available to participate in dialogues on issues affecting the communities they serve.
The Temporary Administrator of Caritas Internationalis (CI) has lauded members of Caritas Africa for giving voice to change that can help “eliminate the roots of injustice” on the continent.
The humanitarian and development arm of the Catholic Church in Africa, Caritas Africa, is calling on global finance leaders preparing for the November G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, to work towards resolving what they refer to as “crushing burdens of unpayable debts” especially in developing countries.
Caritas Africa is calling on delegates at the High-Level Roundtable meeting in Geneva from Tuesday, April 26 to take “necessary action” in their response to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions in Africa.
Caritas Africa is calling on delegates at the ongoing 9th World Water Forum in Senegal to address the issues that are behind the water crisis on the world's second largest continent.
The formation of Priests has to include ways of managing, preventing and recovering from disasters when they strike, the Catholic Priest at the helm of Caritas Africa Advocacy Committee has said.
The leadership of Caritas Africa has called on members of the organization across the continent to put poor people at the center of their attention not only through actions but also prayers.
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Tuesday, September 21, officials of Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe have encouraged leaders on the two continents to put in place mechanisms to address “social exclusion” and work toward protecting citizens’ “fundamental rights.”
The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Caritas Africa have resolved to collaborate in empowering local communities on the continent to participate in the policy-making processes that seek to foster food security.
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.
On the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) marked Saturday, December 5, the leadership of Caritas Africa is urging those at the helm of its member organizations to integrate voluntary service in their respective operations.
The leaderships of Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe have, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, encouraged leaders on the two continents of Africa and Europe to adopt a new framework for European Union (EU)-Africa relations that is people-centered rather than “state-centric.”
Months after the global community was invited to work toward realizing the United Nations (UN) Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 launched in May 2019 and offering, among other goals, an opportunity to eradicate hunger, a multi-agency conference has been convened in Kenya’s Nyahururu town with participants taking food security as one of the key focus areas.