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Shoes galore

HONG KONG (SE): An appeal made in Hong Kong for secondhand shoes for the poor of his diocese in Cameroon by the director of Caritas in the rural district of Bamenda, received such an overwhelming response that Father Njokikang Paul Fru was left scrambling to collect enough money to enable him to get them transported back home.
 

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Catholic groups pull trillions out of fossil fuels

BERLIN (SE): The Global Catholic Climate Movement announced on October 3 that a coalition of 40 Catholic institutions has decided to pull out its collective investments in fossil fuel-related industries estimated to be worth over $US5 trillion ($38.75 trillion) and place it in more environmentally friendly activities.
 

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We are all people on the move

HONG KONG (SE): To mark the launch of Share the Journey by Caritas Hong Kong, a prayer vigil for migrants and refugees was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on September 27.
 
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said during the vigil that caring for migrants and refugees is an important expression of our faith and we should not forget that each and every one of us is but a traveller on this earth.
 

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Caritas thanks its supporters

HONG KONG (SE): At a simple ceremony held in the Caritas Community Hall at its offices in Caine Road on May 12, Caritas thanked those who have worked to support its social services over the past year and presented recognition awards to groups that were judged to have made an outstanding contribution to its city-wide Bazaar Season.
 

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Half world refugees are children

ROME (SE): Children account for one half of all refugees in the world today, an appeal from Caritas calling for proper protection to be accorded to them says.

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Good health comes with determination

HONG KONG (SE): A family health carnival was held on December 27 to mark the conclusion of a campaign run by Caritas called the Be Healthy, So Easy: Family Education Project.

Over 300 people took part in the day to celebrate the campaign that was jointly organised by Caritas and the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, with backing from the Charities Trust of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Family Council.

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Uganda hosting floods of refugees from South Sudan

KAMPALA (SE): The African nation of Uganda has seen more refugees coming across its borders in the last four months than arrived in the European nation of Greece during the first 10 months of this year.

Its once sparsely populated northern grassland of Bidi Bidi has in a short space of time been transformed into what Caritas Uganda describes of the second largest refugee shelter in the world.

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Caritas Raffle draw

HONG KONG (SE): A public draw of the Caritas Raffle for this year was held in the Caritas Hall in Caine Road on November 25 in the presence of around 60 people.

With the winning ticket numbers pulled out by a computer programme in the presence of an auditing team, the vice president of the Friends of Caritas, Andrew Chan Tak-kuen, kicked off the draw, spinning the first round of 20 numbers.

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Caritas and Lutheran Federation promise to work together

MALMÖ (AsiaNews): At the last event of Pope Francis’ ecumenical visit to Sweden on October 31 in the Malmö Arena, Caritas Internationalis and the Lutheran World Federation Service International signed a declaration of intention to work together in the area of bringing social services to the lost and most marginalised people in the world.

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