Tourists throw about €4,000 into the Trevi Fountain’s pools and cascades every day, which until now has been used to fund Caritas Italia's projects to help Rome's poor.
In Ireland, the Society of St Vincent de Paul receives more than 130,000 calls for assistance a year – about 11 percent more than it did five years ago.
This must be seen as a “line in the sand” for the government. “They must see this cannot continue,” says Focus Ireland in week where homeless families were directed to Garda stations for shelter.
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.
"Almost 2,000 people, who have nothing, live in the cemetery in Manila; they are born, live and die there”: Jackie Pallas of the Society of Missionary Children.
“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world."
“It can be very difficult for parents to provide for the material needs of their children" and there are children who live and sleep in very inadequate situations.
Presentation Sisters want historic 244-year-old South Presentation Centre to be a place that preserves the ethos and philosophy of founder, Venerable Nano Nagle.
World Day of the Sick message warns against the "great lie" behind ‘quality of life’ arguments that make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living.