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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

Celebrating Laudato Si’ Week: “everything is interconnected”

Friday, May 15, 2020 (All day)

Five years ago this month, Pope Francis launched his ground breaking encyclical “Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home.” As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the message of Laudato Si’, that all of life is interco

Budget: A foundation of hope on which all can flourish

Thursday, May 14, 2020 (All day)

Caritas, the Catholic justice and peace agency, welcomed the government’s Budget today, saying it provides a foundation of hope on which we can build a fairer society in which all can f

No-one is safe until we are all safe: An Open Letter from New Zealand International Aid Agencies

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day)


Subsidiarity is the Key to Humanitarian Response in the age of COVID-19

Community members in Port Vila practice using a water filtration system in October 2019.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (All day)

The threat of introducing COVID-19 in the Pacific has to be considered in humanitarian efforts to get support on the ground in areas impacted by natural disasters.

Caritas responds to Cyclone Harold

Sister Pascaline and Yvannah Tagay (pictured with Finn, former Caritas staff) help with the management of pre-positioned emergency stocks in the Diocese of Port Vila in Vanuatu.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 (All day)

Extreme weather is adversely impacting Pacific communities even as they work to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overseas Pacific Communities Prepare for COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 (All day)

While many Pacific nations are not experiencing large COVID-19 case numbers, local community groups are already mobilizing to prevent and prepare for the growing pandemic.

Other media releases

Caritas helping amidst apocalyptic scenes in Lebanon

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand announced today that it will provide urgently needed funding for Lebanon amidst apocalyptic scenes from a massive explosion in the port of Beirut yesterday.

Caritas announces winners of 2020 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition

Caritas is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition.

Coronavirus and hunger will adversely impact poor children

Caritas joined twelve other New Zealand aid organisations in warning of the impact of coronavirus and hunger on children in low-income countries and encouraging others to help.

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