According to Fr Brian Grogan, within Irish culture holy wells remain places to visit to ask for healing and solace in times of difficulty and personal need. “Such times are with us now both in Ireland and globally due to the coronavirus.”
“Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives” – Bishop Larry Duffy.
Millions of Yemeni people can’t afford food, water, medicines and other basic essentials, and are now reliant on the support of international organisations like Trócaire.
"The aridity of the planet is extending to new regions, and more and more are suffering as a result of the lack of water."
The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.
Describing the threat to the planet's oceans as an “emergency”, Pontiff warns “We need to pray as if everything depended on God’s providence, and work as if everything depended on us.”
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.
Trócaire workers are responding to this humanitarian crisis with dedication, courage and selflessness.
Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.
More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.
Special edition of SVP Bulletin highlights how Corrie's death “sparked a national conversation about homelessness but many campaigners feel the situation has not improved since then.”
Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 percent increase on the 2014 figure of €8 million.
“This year’s Trócaire box is a recognition of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in the pursuit of justice and a fairer world.”
“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."
“At this very moment, bombs are raining down on the residential neighbourhoods of the city. There may be as many as 60 dead and 300 wounded."
Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.
The Irish priests became known locally as Los Padrecitos - the Little Fathers - as they helped turn a desert slum into a thriving urban centre.
Emergency appeal launched: Trócaire requests public's support to help it deliver aid to those in dire need in following massive earthquake.
“In recent days the large scale loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea has once again highlighted human trafficking as a real and present problem” - Primate.
Trócaire partners working in affected areas to get aid to people who have lost their homes and are without power and water.
Although root causes vary, the most important is an entrenched culture of impunity.
'The Cry of the Earth' pastoral reflection reissued to highlight why and how care of the natural environment is rooted in the Christian faith.
Fresh water exemplifies philosophy of Ubuntu: mutual interdependence for collective survival.
“Incredible generosity in difficult economic times from a diocese of just 122,000 people.”
Over 200 community groups from 20 countries involved in day of action.
Some progress reported on MDGs but UN Secretary General warns against complacency.
Turkana rock dam will benefit thousands of people for at least 30 years.