- Aug 6, 2020
LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Warning that the COVID-19 coronavirus is “a tsunami heading towards the homes of millions of poor communities,” England’s leading Catholic international aid agency has launched an appeal to help prepare vulnerable communities from the effects of the pandemic. “The potential scale of the pandemic across Africa,
The response to the massive earthquake that hit Haiti 10 years ago was well-intentioned but did not bring about structural change that could have helped lift the country’s overwhelming poverty, said sisters reflecting on the earthquake’s legacy.
An English Catholic bishop said people must turn away from “narrow self-interest” as a leading UK conservative pressure group has called for changing the way the country gives out foreign development aid.
Bishop Frank Dewane, head of the U.S. bishops’ committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, weighs in on the Church’s social activism in the era of Pope Francis and President Trump.
Bishop Giorgio Bertin, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Mogadishu, Somalia, has urged stronger support for new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who took office in February, as well as local governments responding to the drought and beginning development projects.
On Sunday, an agreement was reached between the House and Senate on an Omnibus bill, a funding bill for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that could be voted on this week. The bill would increase funding for international famine relief, but would not cut funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood.