Caritas mourns CRS colleague Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder, CRS country representative in Sudan

Mark Snyder, CRS country representative in Sudan

The Caritas confederation has lost a long-serving colleague, Mark Snyder, who was country representative in Sudan for Catholic Relief Services (a North American member of the Caritas network).

He died on 29th July after being diagnosed with malaria.

Lesley-Anne Knight, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, said, “I am really saddened by the news which has been so sudden. Mark was totally dedicated to development and justice, and he was a man committed to the poor and marginalised. He brought much needed expertise and skills in mediation and reconciliation to the Sudan context over recent years. 

“This is an enormous loss for the whole Caritas family and our love and prayers go to his wife, children and CRS colleagues,” she said.

Please click here to learn more about Mark Snyder’s life and work.


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4 responses to “Caritas mourns CRS colleague Mark Snyder

  1. This great loss of Mr. Mark Snyder is a terrible blow to us in the SCBC and the Sudanaid/Caritas Sudan because of the exceptional talents of unduring, patients and commitment to justice, peace and charitas work which he carried so dedcatedly for the marginalized Sudanese people in Darfur and the whole of Sudan, North and South.

    May God reward Mk for the great work he accomplished during is service for the people of God in the Sudan. We are going to miss indeed talents for such great a man replacing of whom cannot be met easily.

    We register our profound condolences to the family of Snyder, caritas network (family) and his friends, and may God our loving creator and Father bring Mk to the joy and company of the saints in heaven. Amen

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark’s family and friends at this time.
    May he rest in peace.
    Michael Smith – CEO, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

  3. I am shocked to hear about Mark’s death with whom I briefly shared paths in 2005/6 during my tenure with CARE as country director in Khartoum.

    We worked together as colleagues in the INGO steering committee aiming to coordinate as best as we could parts of the humanitarian response.

    Mark was valued for his maturity, thoughtfulness and intent on bringing about positive changes in the lives of poor disenfranchised people.

    His family should know that he was well respected and that the spirit he embodied lives on.

    Leo Roozendaal
    Oxfam GB

  4. Raquel Valdivia de Bouvier

    Tuve el honor y la suerte de conocer a Mark cuando estuvo a cargo de CRS en Perú. Hoy que recién me entero de su partida, siento una enorme tristeza pero también una enorme esperanza pues estoy segura que vivirá por siempre en nuestra memoria y corazón. Las semillas de amor, solidaridad y entrega que sembró en pro de los menos favorecidos, sin lugar a dudas, seguirán dando los frutos que él aspiraba para un mundo más justo. Queda a nosotros y nosotras, quienes conocimos su trabajo, contribuir a que se siembren más de esas semillas en su nombre. El, con la sonrisa que lo caracterizaba, nos observará feliz.

    A su esposa, a sus hijos, a toda su familia y CRS en pleno, mi fraternal afecto y respeto.

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