Caritas Internationalis is 60 in 2011
Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis
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“One Human Family, Zero Poverty” has been selected as the theme for the Caritas Internationalis General Assembly in 2011. The meeting, which takes place every four years, is an opportunity for leaders of our 165 national Caritas members to come together in Rome to reanimate our mission and agree common strategies that we will take forward over the next four years.
The meeting from 22 – 27 May next year will be particularly special for us all because it coincides with the 60th anniversary of the founding of our confederation. Continue reading
Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me bring your
By Caritas Iraq staff
Over two dozen children died in Iraq’s latest bombing. They were on a bus coming home from a day care centre. They could have been part of Iraq’s future – growing up, getting a job, having their own children; but they just became another number and a fraction of the 155 people killed and the hundreds injured when extremists bombed one of the safest zones in Baghdad last weekend.
Children are Iraq’s valuable resource. More precious than oil. It is the children who will grow up and lay the groundwork for a safe and democratic society. Continue reading