Pope Francis

A Stronghold in Times of Trouble

Dear Friend, Catholic Relief Services was founded as War Relief Services in 1943 initially to help refugees from the cataclysm that was World War II. The unprecedented devastation of that war left tens of millions dead and even more homeless and seeking shelter and safety. The relief and recovery efforts supported by the Catholic community […]

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘Change of Paradigm’ in Ending World Hunger

VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2014 (Zenit.org) Pope Francis says that defeating world hunger will require more than aid and donations. Instead, we must “change the paradigm of aid and development policies” and change “how we understand work, economic aims and activity, food production and the protection of the environment.” The Pope said this in a message […]

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“A Great Example for Us All”

Sean Callahan, our chief operation officer here at CRS, recently arrived in Rome for the meeting of the executive board of Caritas Internationalis.  While the meeting has long been scheduled, it coincided, it turned out, with another less expected event, the installation mass for Pope Francis.  Sean was fortunate to attend as part of the […]

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