- Oct 27, 2020
Pope Francis’s new social encyclical offers a vision for the world of dignity for every person around the world and promotes a call to “build a new culture of fraternity and dialogue,” said the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, the poorest nations are suffering another problem: Crippling debt that has become nearly impossible to pay after the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis.
England’s Catholic overseas development agency is calling on the UK government to stop funding fossil fuels with its development finance institution.
Millions of refugees fleeing conflict are facing the prospect of another disaster: The spread of COVID-19.
CAFOD and other humanitarian agencies warn that Yemen’s health care system, already ravaged by five years of civil war, is collapsing, while its people risk famine as the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest country struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic aid agencies in Britain have reacted with alarm and disappointment over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that he will merge the Department for International Development (DFID) is to merge with the Foreign Office.