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Caritas Pakistan appeals for help to cope with floods

This year’s heavy monsoon rains have caused severe floods in Pakistan. Some 400 people have died and 392 more have been injured, with immense loss to property. Karachi city has been the hardest hit.

Gospel Truth: Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 September

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 21:28-32 of the Twentieth-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

World Maritime Day: “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”

World Maritime Day was first observed on March 17, 1978 to mark the date when the Convention on the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) came into force in 1958. It is usually marked on the last Thursday of September.

Church leading the way in the protection of minors

Teresa Kettelkamp, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, says, “The Catholic Church is being a leader in the world in protecting children and providing assistance to victims.”

‘To collaborate in order to build’ – Responding to the challenge of internal displacement

Ahead of the World Migrant and Refugee Day slated for 27 September, Lorena Margarita Pinilla Rojano shares her experience of fleeing from violence and becoming internally displaced

24th September: Celebrating Heritage Day in South Africa

Heritage Day in South Africa is an annual public holiday that occurs on 24th September. On this day, South Africans celebrate their Culture and the diversity of beliefs and traditions.

What I Learned From Chadwick Boseman

“I never wanted to act in the first place . . . forget their stories. I can tell my own stories.”  That’s a line from Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University commencement speech in 2018.  Boseman portrayed some of the most impactful people in American History—Jackie Robinson (42), James Brown (Get On Up), and Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). But, his most popular portrayal was of the fictional character T’Challa from Black Panther. I am so thankful that he went on and told more stories, but the character that speaks the loudest now is his very own. Here are a few things that I learned watching his story unfold over these past few years.  Gifts are given to be received and then shared.  As a…

Caritas Europa: EU Pact on Asylum and Migration falls short of expectations

Caritas Europa expresses disappointment for the long-awaited EU Pact on Asylum and Migration that it says lacks drastic change.

Cardinal Czerny: Displaced persons can be a positive force of change

Ahead of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, Cardinal Michael Czerny urges greater collaboration for the protection of displaced persons.

Pope prays for Covid-struck Cuba 5 years from his visit

During the General Audience Pope Francis recalls his apostolic journey to Cuba 5 years ago and prays for the island that is hard-hit by the pandemic. He also greets Polish pilgrims and lauds their work to safeguard life.