Continuing a series of public health activities, on April 10, 2021 the Patient Ministries Subcommittee of Caritas of Ha Tinh Diocese cooperated with the Volunteer Group at Can Loc District General Hospital and Hong Linh Town General Hospital to conduct examinations and distribution of medicines in Khe Ngang parish (Phuc Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province). The delegation, which consisted of 8 doctors in addition to pharmacists and members of the Diocesan Caritas Committee, was chaired by Sister Maria Nguyen Thi Hien, Specialist of the Patient Ministries Subcommittee, and Doctor Nguyen Van Nhue, Specialist, First Class.
This year Caritas celebrates its 70th anniversary since the first congress of Catholic Charities held in Rome in 1951. One of the events to mark this anniversary is the Caritas worldwide campaign “Caring for Creation, Caring for the Human Person” which will run from the end of 2021 to the end of 2024. The purpose of the campaign is to mobilize Caritas members, and indeed all of society, to participate in the programs to take care of the earth and of its people. In particular, this campaign was launched in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still causing difficulties for many countries. The pandemic causes confusion and death, but it is also an opportunity for us to realize the need for more solidarity with each other and with nature. Solidarity with man and solidarity with the natural world are two inseparable requirements. In his letter to introduce the campaign, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, President of Caritas International, wrote that “now is the time for Caritas organizations to come together in a fraternal spirit, to work towards an ecological transformation and a way to promote integral human development.”
- Disability - Leprosy
God and those close to us who love us were the topic presented and shared at the Sunflower Disability group meeting on March 23, 2021 at Nha Giao Ly, Ha Xa Parish, Ha Xa Village, Tan Le Commune, Hung Ha District, Thai Binh Province.
With the awareness that more and more people understand about HIV disease, open their hearts to avoid stigmatization and discrimination against H-infected people and pass them on to the community to support HIV-infected people to integrate into the community, on March 14, 2021. Caritas Hue continues to communicate to the parents at Thach Binh Parish.
- Disaster Relief
The Mass of laying the first stone, officially started construction of the flood-control house at Tien Nghia Parish, Ha Tinh Diocese
After the historic flood in October 2020, many relief teams went to Tien Nghia to help and many people shed tears when directly witnessing the situation of the people here. The Bishop of Ha Tinh Diocese, Bishop Paul Nguyen Thai Hop and Caritas Vietnam 's survey team, Caritas Ha Tinh have come here many times after the flood to provide relief to the people. What everyone here recognizes and dreams of is that this place needs a solid house, high enough and strong enough for each flood, people have a place to live, for valuable applications such as motorbikes. , electronics and even pets. However, for them, dream is forever a dream, because they are struggling every day to eat.
KMSS is the Social Pastoral Arm of the Catholic Church in Myanmar. We wish to share with our people, friends and other stakeholders, our concerns, our hopes and prayers at this most challenging time in our people’s history. We release this message, affirming the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis’ poignant call for peace and return to democracy and also the pastoral statement of our dear Cardinal Charles Bo, who once again called all the actors with the clarion call: “Peace is possible, Peace is the only way and Democracy is the light to that path”. These two Good Shepherds have guided the church in the troubled times. Our views reflect their resolve for peaceful resolution to the crisis.
In this year's Lenten Message, Pope Francis once again urged us to take advantage of the time of Lent to further our charitable activities. On March 20, 2021, the "sweet fragrance of charity" spread to the residents of the Hai Phong Nursing Home for Nurturing and Protection. The visit of thanksgiving and sharing with the elderly here was organized by the local group “ Gospel Family,” in collaboration with the Diocesan Caritas Office of Hai Phong.