As the Pope said the Catholic church would respond and Catholic aid agency CAFOD pledged money to the relief effort this afternoon, it emerged that the Catholic archbishop of Port-au-Prince had been killed in the Haiti earthquake.
Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.
Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical on globalisation, economics and poverty must set the tone for a new approach to global development which ensures dignity for all people and long-term environmental sustainability, says Progressio.
Catholic aid agencies CAFOD in the UK and Development & Peace in Canada are calling on multi-million pound mining giant Goldcorp to ensure their San Martin mine in Honduras does not leave a toxic legacy when it closes at the end of 2009.