- Sep 18, 2020
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.
International aid organizations have operated in India for decades, collaborating with the government on issues ranging from clean water to children’s education to disposal of e-waste. The government no longer sees these groups as partners, activists and observers say, but rather as threats.
As European countries wrestle over immigration once more, Pope Francis and Catholic bishops promote welcoming.
A few days before Archbishop Oscar Romero was to be canonized, members of Salvadoran human rights organizations flew to Rome to demand justice for the archbishop’s assassination.
Pope Francis encouraged a wide variety of Catholic organizations to work together to defend human dignity and promote the full integral development of all people.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, spoke before celebrating Mass on the opening night of a Dec. 11-13 conference organized by the Forum of Catholic-inspired NGOs, titled “Promoters of Humanity in a Transforming World.”