- Jun 18, 2021
The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief, said the secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis.
Several Catholic leaders in Syria and the heads of major aid organizations have joined forces in condemning economic sanctions against the country, arguing that they have little political impact but make the people suffer.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation, has expressed concern over the “hijacking” of religion by populist leaders who sow division and exploit the anger of those who feel excluded.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Pope Francis warned it could make inequalities existing around the world even worse.
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes a health and economic crisis in countries around the world, a new report says governments should see the Catholic Church as a partner in delivering aid and promoting other humanitarian projects.
Caritas Internationalis called on world leaders to set aside national and political agendas that seek returns on their investments in the COVID-19 vaccine and instead focus on its equitable distribution, especially in poor countries.
As the holidays draw nearer and those feeling the brunt of the fallout from coronavirus lockdowns struggle to put food on the table, the Diocese of Rome and its parochial Caritas offices have organized two food drives to support those in need.
Several charitable organizations have banded together to send Pope Francis two tons of pasta to distribute to the needy as the poverty rate in Italy continues to climb, particularly among the so-called “new poor,” due to the coronavirus pandemic.