“Today there are thousands of children and young adults who are alive because of their [Marian and her husband, John's] work," Melanie Verwoerd, former South African Ambassador to Ireland.
At the time of his appointment as Executive Director in 2013 Éamonn Meehan saw the overseas work of Trócaire as being at the heart of tackling worldwide challenges of poverty, inequality and injustice.
The institutions are located on five continents, and represent fields ranging from a holy site, to finance, and church hierarchical bodies.Their decision to withdraw financial support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy.
Ordained a Passionist priest in 1993, Fr Kieran Creagh CP was shot three times in February 2007 during a violent robbery on his home, which is attached to the Leratong AIDS hospice.
“A very proud moment for our two provinces of Ireland and Great Britain and Vice Province of South Africa and for the Order as a whole – truly a sign of God’s blessings upon us.”
"Though Mandela was not a Catholic, much of what he did and stood for is very much in line with Catholic Social Teaching," Archbishop of Durban states.