Caritas Africa

Participants at the training session on community-based disaster risk reduction management organized by Caritas Africa from September 25 to 30, 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

Caritas in Southern Africa Urge Multi-agency “close collaboration” to Foster “resilience”

Oct 4, 2023

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.

Mons. Pierre Cibambo, the new president of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa.

“We are not operating as an NGO”: New Caritas Africa President on Identity of Caritas

Sep 26, 2023

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.

Caritas Africa members at closing of the first Knowledge Management for Change (KM4Change) in Africa Conference in Lomé, Togo, on Friday, June 15. Credit: Caritas Africa

Seven “key, practical action” Aspects Caritas Africa Want Implemented by 2030

Jun 16, 2023

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.”

Caritas members at the first Knowledge Management for Change (KM4Change) in Africa Conference in Lomé, Togo, on Tuesday, June 13. Credit: Caritas Africa

Caritas Africa Members Urged to Foster Interactions “like the early Christian communities”

Jun 15, 2023

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.

Michael Cardinal Czerny, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Credit: Caritas Africa

Vatican Cardinal Urges Caritas Africa to Foster “highly pronounced ability to listen”

May 23, 2023

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.

The Group of Seven (G7) countries who will be meeting in Hiroshima, Japan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Africa Appeal for “unpayable” Debt Cancellation ahead of G7 Summit

May 17, 2023

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”.

Caritas officials who met in Rome for their 10th regional assembly. Credit: Caritas Africa

Caritas in Eastern Africa Urges Humanitarian Agencies to “urgently step up” Sudan support

May 12, 2023

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.

Lucy Esipila, Caritas Africa Secretary General. Credit: Caritas Africa

New Caritas Africa Secretary General Appeals to Dioceses to Bolster Advocacy Initiatives

May 12, 2023

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.

Address by Mr Francesco Pinelli (temporary Caritas Internationalis administrator) at the opening session of the Caritas Africa Regional Assembly Rome, 08 May 2023. Credit: Caritas Africa

Caritas Africa Lauded for Giving Voice to Change to “eliminate the roots of injustice”

May 11, 2023

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.

Credit: Caritas Ghana

Caritas Africa Calls on Global Finance Leaders to Address Debt Crisis ahead of G20 Summit

Oct 9, 2022

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.

The General Assembly Hall of the UN. Credit: OCHA

“Action needed to address drought, famine in Africa”: Caritas Africa to World Leaders

Apr 26, 2022

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.

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Address Challenges Behind Africa’s “water stress”: Caritas Africa to World Water Forum

Mar 23, 2022

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. 

Logo of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa

Include Disaster Management in Formation of Priests, Caritas Africa Official Says

Nov 20, 2021

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. 

Logo of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa

We Need to Put the Poor at The Centre of Our Actions, Prayers: Caritas Africa

Nov 16, 2021

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. 

Official Logos for Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take necessary steps to protect fundamental rights”: Caritas Africa, Europe to Leaders

Sep 22, 2021

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 Logo of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network-Africa (JENA) and Caritas Africa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuits in Africa Partner with Caritas to Address Continent’s Food Crisis

Jun 28, 2021

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.

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

May 21, 2021

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.

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Caritas Africa Urges Member Organizations to Integrate “voluntary service” in Operations

Dec 5, 2020

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.

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Caritas Africa, Europe Want Leaders to Put “people at the heart of peace, security efforts

Sep 21, 2020

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.”

Banner of the multi-agency conference on agroecology in Kenya, taking place at the Tabor Hill Pastoral Centre in Nyahururu in Kenya / ACI Africa

Attaining Food Security Key Focus of First Multi-Agency Conference on Agroecology in Kenya

Nov 26, 2019

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.