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Solidarity

 

An economy of exclusion and inequality

“An economy of exclusion and inequality” produces an ever-growing number of “the disenfranchised and those discarded as unproductive and useless”. In denouncing these injustices, Pope ...

Doctors for the homeless

A sign which reads “medical-health care clinic” is posted on a wooden door situated in the colonnade of St Peter's Square. It is Pope Francis' ...

Hosts and wine on the cafeteria table

An unprecedented procession of four homeless people — three men and one woman chosen from the many who live near Termini station — accompanied Pope ...

A shelter for the homeless of Rome

Almost one week ago, a new homeless shelter opened on Via dei Penitenzieri, just outside of Santo Spirito Hospital. On Thursday, 7 October, the Feast ...

The lady with the lamp

Florence Nightingale died in London on 13 August 1910. She was 90 years old. Despite her well-known biography, many facets of this complex figure remain ...

The hundredth sheep

“The Gospel for today’s liturgy speaks of the man who leaves 99 sheep to search for the 100th, which has disappeared. This is the charity ...

Consecrated men and women in solidarity against persecution

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, along with Archbishop José Rodríguez ...

​The Pope's thoughts turn to the poor of Rome

While Pope Francis was presiding at the Via Crucis at the Colosseum, his Almoner brought a sign of Pontiff's love to the poor of Rome. ...

Homeless in the Pope's home

A surprise meeting for the 150 homeless invited by the Office for Papal Charities to the Vatican Museums on Thursday afternoon, 26 March.Close to 5 ...

At the frontier of hospitality

The Hospitaller Order of St John of God, known also as the “Fatebenefratelli”, is celebrating the Year of Vocations to Hospitality. Hospitality — a tradition ...

We cannot leave now

“The people have been deeply struck by this kidnapping, they are showing us kindness and solidarity, no one wants us to leave”, wrote the fidei ...

They are not forgotten

“God’s love and love of neighbor is the key to a good life.” These were Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley's words on Tuesday, 1 April, in ...

Solidarity among generations

“A people that does not look after its elderly, its children and its youth has no future, for it abuses both memory and promise”. Pope ...

Expanding the horizon of solidarity

With their thoughts turned to the delicate situation in the Middle East, especially to the Syrian people, the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the ...

Solidarity and support for Oklahoma City

While many Catholic organizations are aiding the families struck by the violent tornado which devastated Oklahoma City, the bishops' conference assures the people of their ...

Fighting material and spiritual poverty

“Your efforts to advance the Church’s mission are helping to fight the many forms of material and spiritual poverty present in our human family, and ...

Life wrenched from drugs in Villa del Bajo Flores

Santa Maria del Pueblo Parish is located at Villa del Bajo Flores, a half hour bus ride from the centre of Buenos Aires. Villa del ...

Anglicans against the cuts of grants for families

Concern at the growing risk of ever increasing poverty among families with children was expressed by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. The Prelate — to ...

Nine hundred years of serving the poorest in the world

A look at the most difficult humanitarian situations where aid was provided in 2012 and the announcement of the celebration of the 900th anniversary of ...

The charity of the Pope for the humanitarian crises on the planet

388 armed conflicts, 20 of them very intense; 79 humanitarian crises, 41 desperate appeals requiring immediate responses. These are figures which reflect the dramatic situation ...

The poor knocking at the Pope's door

With 7,000 requests for financial assistance and approximately 900,000 Euros donated in 2011, the Office of Papal Charities testifies to the Pope's “hand” in charity ...

Fifty years with the world's poorest

In October 1962, in Rome, CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, was established by the Bishops of England and Wales. Against the background of ...

True source  of Christian charity

I am grateful for this opportunity to speak with you and participate in this annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA , which also marks my ...

Eyes searching for hope

On behalf of the Pope, the Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” - the Holy See dicastery responsible for promoting and organizing the charitable ...

Committed to serving Peter's mission with conviction

About $80 million has gone to grants and works of charity that are especially dear to the Pontiff's heart. In nearly 25 years of work, ...

Projects of solidarity in Latin America

An invitation to help “build consensus” on the reform of the immigration laws was expressed in a communiqué from the Bishops of the United States. ...

Hope in a hug

It looks like the release of a modern version of the parable of the Good Samaritan. The Free Hugs Campaign was born some years ago ...

The strategy of solidarity

In the Western world the need to deleverage the debt produced over 30 years by families, businesses, financial institutions and states is giving rise to ...

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Oct. 16, 2019