“The terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa as a result of Cyclone Idai cries out for a generous response on our part.”
“A binding treaty is urgently needed to protect the world’s poorest people and ensure their rights are not discarded in their hunt for profit.”
Overseas development aid spending by the Irish government needs to increase by €115 million a year if it is to reach the UN spending target of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income by 2030.
On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.
“The election of a person with extremist opinions on a range of issues – from women to minorities to the environment – will further destabilise Latin America, as what happens in Brazil affects the entire region.”