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Jan 14, 2019 - 01:42 pm .- After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will not be used to pay for city council maintenance projects, but instead will continue to go to Caritas, a Catholic charity that helps Rome’s poor and homeless.
May 22, 2018 - 03:01 am .- After 26 confirmed deaths have been attributed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic Relief Services has been working to combat the deadly outbreak through educational and financial assistance.
Oct 31, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave economic crisis.
Oct 24, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- The Church in Lebanon is working to aid the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the great majority of whom are Muslim, and the Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Jbeil recently told Aid to the Church in Need about these efforts.
May 3, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that left millions homeless, bringing aid and a spirit of solidarity.
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.
May 14, 2015 - 01:46 pm .- Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is the new president of Caritas Internationalis. The general assembly of the umbrella organization of Catholic charities elected the Filipino cardinal with 91 votes out of 133.
Mar 18, 2015 - 03:14 pm .- As the number of Ebola cases continue to fall in West Africa, survivors of the nightmarish outbreak are expressing cautious optimism, saying they still need much support.
Mar 12, 2015 - 12:02 am .- Malawi's bishops are making solidarity visits to areas in the country's southern and central regions to deliver aid items collected for those affected by devastating floods in January which displaced more than 230,000 from their homes.
Nov 7, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Caritas officials have urged that in facing the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, efforts should be focused on keeping Catholic clinics open because they are the best-equipped in the region.
Oct 28, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in West Africa: helping people overcome panic and avert devastating social stigmas by providing accurate information.
Sep 20, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East, said participants at a recent conference in Rome.  
Sep 3, 2014 - 05:26 am .- Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help one another in the fight against worldwide hunger.
Aug 8, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy See collaborator has explained.
Dec 10, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging fraternal solidarity in ensuring that everyone has enough.
Jan 7, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for AIDS and cancer patients, died on Jan. 4 at the age of 92.
Jun 6, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Julio Beamonte, the director of Catholic charity Caritas in Madrid, warned that current poverty levels in Spain are rivaling those experienced in post-World War II Europe.
May 23, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- An elderly woman considered the “dean” of the Caritas volunteers in the Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain celebrated her 100th birthday this past weekend with a Mass of thanksgiving.