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Latest stories: Caritas

Fr. Dumisani Benedict Vilakati Director of the IMBISA Secretariat. Credit: IMBISA

Caritas Not an NGO, Emaswati Priest Says, Appeals for Support of Charity Initiatives

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. 

Caritas coordinators from Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé e Principe alongside Wilfrid Cardinal Napier (3rd from right). Credit: Sheila Pires

Cardinal in South Africa Calls for Fraternal Cooperation among Regional Caritas Entities

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. 

A poster announcing the June 22-24 Webinar on Food Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: JENA

Transforming Africa’s Food Systems “not only possibility, also a necessity”: Jesuit Priest

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.

A poster announcing the May 21 webinar closing celebrations making the Laudato Si Year in the Africa region. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Uganda Bemoans Growing Environmental Disasters Owing to Deforestation

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.

Strengthening of Charitable Activities in Mozambique can Alleviate Suffering: Bishops

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.

Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline.

Catholic Climate Movement to Address Possible Displacement by Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline

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.

A well-wisher hands over clothing to a displaced woman in Burkina Faso. / Caritas Burkina Faso

Caritas Burkina Faso Launches Emergency Appeal to Support Displaced People

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.

Logo Caritas Senegal

Caritas Senegal Redirects Climate Change Funds Towards COVID-19 Fight

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.

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Visits a Local Charity in Rome with a Message of Solidarity

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.