The confederation of Catholic charities calls for “strong political will and commitment” to tackle fact 11% of world’s population lives in hunger
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
On COVID-19 relief, US Catholic leaders have told President Donald Trump and Congress to put aside partisan politics and help those in need.
Vulnerability to human trafficking and hunger is rising at an alarming rate among poor and vulnerable people, according to Catholic Sisters working in those communities around the world.
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
Pope Francis has donated 10,000 euros to help families threatened by unemployment in Italy.
Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.
The release of controversial videos from priest James Altman proclaiming that Catholics cannot be Democrats and a homily questioning the existence of systemic racism sparked a reflection on the role of tone in the context of catechesis and evangelization.
Sister Helen Alford, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine, says she hopes to be of service to society, the Church and the world in her new role as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is leading the Church outrage over the Moria refugee camp fires, denouncing that “inhumane” EU migrant policy is “killing” new arrivals to the continent.
(Source: CD/Vatican News) The Holy See Press Office on Friday confirmed that Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has tested positive to…
Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), is encouraging solidarity, respect for the dignity of workers and charity in the annual USCCB Labor Day statement, centered this year on rebuilding a dignified post-pandemic world.
As Christians around the world observe the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, Caritas Internationalis is joining Pope Francis in calling on all “to take bold steps in order to safeguard our common home” and to “pray and act for building a community of solidarity and love.”
At the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis warned that “the Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope”, as “victims of the throwaway culture”.
Caritas has shared its deep concerns on the dire side effects that EU sanctions are having on vulnerable civilian populations in the Middle East.
The Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church have expressed their “spiritual solidarity” with Lebanon after the “great desolation” caused by the blasts in the port of Beirut on August 4.
“On behalf of all the Bishops of the European Union, I share the drama and sadness of the people of Beirut following the horrific and deadly explosions in the port of the capital of Lebanon”, the president of the Commission of the Bishops of the EU (COMECE), Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has said.
Resuming his weekly Wednesday General Audience today after a summer break, and beginning a new cycle of catechesis on the Church’s social doctrine, Pope Francis called for a “creative and renewed spirit” to “transform the roots of our physical, spiritual and social infirmities”.
Prayer and charity: these are the two arms Pope Francis has repeatedly extended from the beginning of his pontificate to the “dear Ukrainian people”, especially to those afflicted by a 6-year war on the eastern border of the nation.
Pope Francis on Sunday invited young people around the world to perform “gestures of tenderness” toward the elderly, as many are forced into isolation to observe Covid-19 health guidelines.
Caritas Internationalis is calling on the movers and shakers of the world to listen to Pope Francis’s appeal for a global ceasefire at a time in which the suffering of millions has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
It is not surprising that social services and assistance projects of all sorts pop up at the beginning of summer in Italy in an effort to accompany the many elderly people left alone in the cities during the hot months of July and August when families go on holiday and support systems close.
Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators in recent weeks to various countries, especially those with poor health care systems, as a gesture of his closeness and support in their fight against the COVID-19 virus.
To announce the Gospel today, the language best understood by humanity is that of charity, not of the great theological explanations, Cardinal Tagle has said.
On Tuesday, the US and British Ambassadors to the Vatican hosted an online event, ‘Women Religious on the Frontlines’, to highlight the selfless humanitarian efforts of sisters in every part of the world.
An Irish priest has urged the Church to learn lessons from the “dress rehearsal” of COVID-19-related suspensions of public liturgies, warning that “in a decade or so Sunday Mass will not be celebrated in every parish”.