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New leaders chosen for Caritas Asia

MANILA (UCAN): Caritas Asia, one of seven regional offices of the Caritas Internationalis, elected new leaders at  a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on March 22. Benedict Alo D’Rozario of Caritas Bangladesh, was elected president while Father Edwin Gariguez of the Philippines, became a member of the organisation’s regional commission.
 
The commission acts as an advisory and executive body that works with the president in coordinating plans and activities in carrying out projects.
 

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Caritas embraces Catholic social work in China

MANILA (SE): Delegates from Catholic non-government organisations (NGO) in mainland China to the Third Caritas China Social Pastoral Conference held in Manila, The Philippines, from February 1 to 3, say that after a long struggle they now seem to have more freedom.

The first such meeting was held in Taiwan in 2013 and the second in Macau, but while processing papers in order to be allowed to attend those meetings was quite difficult, this time there were no problems.

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