Caritas Internationalis will launch its 21st General Assembly with the theme “One Human Family, One Common Home” on 23rd May 2019 with a strong call to work together to face the unprecedented scale of difficulties facing humanity. “We are driven by our collective belief that we are part of one human family, sharing one common home,” says Caritas’ President, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
Kenya’s Bishop of Lodwar, Dominic Kimengich, whose diocese is hosting more than 200 000 refugees from South Sudan, has called on South Sudanese leaders and their people to heed Pope Francis’ call for lasting peace in their country.
In a message in view of the May 15 International Day of Families, Caritas Europa is urging candidates contesting in the European Parliament elections this month to defend family values and interests.
Some 843 people were killed by the storm and subsequent flooding across flat rural areas in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout all three countries are displaced and in need of food, water and shelter. Caritas Mozambique and its global partners are providing support to affected families.