President of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference is cautiously optimistic over peace agreement but appeals for prayers and support for “salvation of South Sudan”.
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”.
"Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. As Christians, we must always be prepared for the coming of the Lord." – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“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.”
Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be made a saint today, in line with Pope Francis's desire to canonise a teenage saint during the month-long meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on Young People.
People are facing severe shortages of clean drinking water, food and medical assistance. The disaster zone has a population of 1.4 million people, with around 70,000 already gathered in crowded evacuation sites.
“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe
Last year was the deadliest year on record for human rights defenders across the world: 207 activists were killed for attempting to protect their communities, their land and the environment
Trócaire and Christian aid support women parliamentarians from Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierre Leone attending recent International Congress of Women’s Caucuses in Dublin.
"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan
“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”
“Ireland is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the international community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term vested interests.”
“It is the first legislation of its kind in the European Union. The world is watching and it is huge for the Palestinian people and historic for them,” says Senator Frances Black.
Garden sought to “shine a light" on people being evicted from lands in Central America, extractive industries polluting natural resources like water in Zimbabwe, and the work of human rights defenders in Israel/Palestine.”
Two dozen writers from around the world were invited to visit the West Bank and Gaza and to share what they saw with the world. The resulting book is a collection of testimonies of the human consequences of an occupation.
A very impressive tree nursery, set up by villagers with the help of Caritas and Trócaire, is responsible for thousands of environmentally important and economically beneficial trees in southern Rwanda.
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 poor are suffering greatly from the climate crisis and fossil fuels are among the main drivers of this injustice,” says Cardinal Luis Tagle of Caritas Internationalis.
Exploring global justice through art forms such as poetry, performance, music and painting, is a fun and creative way to engage young people in complex issues.
Families are trying to stay alive in dark, ill-equipped shelters in Eastern Ghouta. The shelters are not supplied with enough water or food, and children have not seen sunshine for weeks.