- Jul 15, 2020
In response to the most damaging storm in the modern history of the Bahamas, a regional office of Caritas International has moved forward in its two-year commitment to promote housing refurbishment and mental wellness in the islands.
As Italian authorities continue to grapple with what’s so far the biggest outbreak of coronavirus outside of Asia, Catholic aid workers continue tending to the poorest, without losing their sense of humor.
Catholic campaigners at U.N. climate talks welcomed support from Pope Francis and vowed to bring a “firm moral perspective” to intergovernmental negotiations.
Belgium’s Salesian order defended its decision to send a priest convicted of child abuse to work with Caritas in Central African Republic, where he has been accused of abusing children again.
The Vatican’s Caritas Internationalis charity says it learned in 2017 of pedophilia concerns involving its Central African Republic director, but left it for his superiors to investigate and he remained in place and in ministry until this year.
Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based confederation of 165 national Catholic charities, has expressed sadness and outrage over incidents of child abuse by a Belgian Salesian priest who had been the national director of Caritas in the Central African Republic.