- Apr 2, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads through South America, Catholic Church leaders are calling urgently for governments to protect indigenous people.
Caritas Ghana has put in place a nine-month emergency response plan with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference to ensure that the poor and vulnerable receive critical and basic services in the two archdioceses most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Catholics need to keep the poor, vulnerable and isolated at the “forefront of our minds” during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, according the head of England’s Caritas Social Action Network.
Church leaders around the world are pleading that migrants not be forgotten during pandemic.
Catholic aid agencies have urged the evacuation of Syrian war refugees from camps in Greece to “avert a catastrophe” from the coronavirus. “More than 42,000 people are trapped in hopelessly overcrowded camps and horrific conditions — there is no hope of containing any outbreak,” Caritas Europe, Jesuit Refugees Service and
When New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and a group from the Archdiocese of New York visited Cuba in February, they spent quite a bit of their mission trip doing what a lot of volunteers and staffers at Catholic organizations on the island do: visiting, encouraging and caring for the elderly.