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.
The director of the Catholic Aid agency CAFOD, has said that the greed that underpins many developed countries’ economies and personal lifestyles is pushing the world’s poorest to the edge of existence.