“My vision for Caritas is that the confederation is the service of the church and must be at the forefront of proposing alternatives, solutions, and orientations to the globalized world order as a service of the church,” said Archbishop Isao Kikuchi.
"The joy of God and of the poor is our strength and also the joy that is in Caritas is our strength," Bishop Enrique Figuaredo of Battambang and Chairman of the Board of Caritas Cambodia told the members of Caritas Cambodia during the three-day annual retreat.
The Indonesian Catholic community has swung into action to respond to the emergency situation caused by the earthquake in Cianjur on November 21, 2022, in which 268 people died and hundreds more are still missing.
Pope Francis appointed Dr. Pier Francesco Pinelli as a temporary Administrator to relaunch Caritas Internationalis in a decree issued on Tuesday to revise the current Caritas’ procedures and norms and to prepare for the elections at the next General Assembly.
As a two-day Caritas Internationalis conference gets underway in Paris, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and various keynote speakers highlight the harsh realities and injustices many women face around the world, and pledge to work together to create a more just and equal society for all.
On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), Caritas Internationalis and COATNET urge governments to intensify efforts to identify victims of trafficking and exploitation, the number of which is worryingly increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.