Even in the midst of their own struggles with natural disasters, the Catholic communities of Bangladesh continue to extend a helping hand to those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Through prayer, donations, and solidarity campaigns, these communities are repaying the international aid they have received in the past. Meanwhile, in South Korea, Caritas is mobilizing for an emergency fund to support the earthquake victims, and the Catholic bishops are advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.
GELMac’s annual food drive aids the vulnerable in Macau
Members of the GELMac organized an annual food drive, collecting food donations at four different local supermarkets last Saturday. The donations were offered to Caritas and helped relieve Macau’s most vulnerable and needy.
Despite COVID-19, heavy rainfall, Caritas’ Charity Bazaar raises an estimated 5-6 million patacas
The 53rd edition of the Caritas Charity Bazaar raised an estimated 5-6 million patacas with fewer visitors, but with the same spirit of solidarity and mutual accountability. The amount will be used to fund the organization’s activities that are not financed by the government.
Caritas Bazaar sets a date with Nam Van lakeshore this November
There will be games, all sorts of entertainment and a dynamic environment as tradition dictates. The 2022 edition of Caritas Charity Bazaar will hopefully take place on the Nam Van waterfront in just over a month with the same vigor it had in pre-pandemic times, despite Covid-19’s long shadow over Macau.
The Good Samaritans of Our Times
In the Catholic Church, martyrs will always have a special honor bestowed on them. But the Church does not forget the sacrifices of those that suffer a white martyrdom in the course of their lives, dealing with less dramatic situations that test our faith nonetheless.
Caritas combats Covid-19 crisis; over 1700 patients and workers put their lives on hold
A grand total of twelve facilities managed by Caritas are being operated on a strict “closed circuit” preventive management regime. The measure, which affects 1,700 workers and patients, aims to prevent the potential spread of Covid-19 among vulnerable groups. The transition to the closed-loop management plan required sacrifices, both financial and human. Caritas secretary-general Paul Pun claims, nevertheless, that the confinement of nursing homes is a necessary evil.
Caritas to survey Macau’s English-speaking population
Caritas Macau aims to better understand the needs of its Anglophone population with the help of a survey to be conducted until the end of June.
Caritas launches campaign to help Ukrainian refugees
Earlier this month, Caritas Macau launched a fundraising campaign with the aim of supporting populations that were forcibly displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. The donations should strengthen Caritas’ response capacity in Ukraine and in neighboring countries. More than three million Ukrainian refugees have fled their home country.
Caritas Macau reaches out to Afghanistan
Caritas Macau has launched a fundraising campaign to help the population of Afghanistan, a nation that is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. The charity drive lasts for the next three months. The donations raised will be sent to Caritas Internationalis.
Caritas shelters half a thousand during state of immediate prevention
Since the Macau Government declared, last Saturday, the state of immediate prevention, Caritas Macau shelters welcomed more than half a thousand registrations. Zhuhai’s decision to impose mandatory quarantine on anyone who has been to Macau has left hundreds of non-resident workers in limbo. There are also local residents among the affected.