Caritas Southwark has received excellent coverage from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Below are some recent articles released by the CBCEW media team.
Archdiocese launches Caritas Southwark
Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark, will announce the launch of Caritas Southwark this weekend in a pastoral letter to the priests and faithful of his Archdiocese.
“I share with you the wonderful news that we are about to launch Caritas Southwark. Caritas is the Latin word for love and Caritas Southwark will be our Archdiocesan network to co-ordinate our practical loving service of others, putting faith into action.”
Recognising that the Church has always served the poorest and the weakest, through parishes and schools, not to mention social and charitable projects and organisations, Archbishop Wilson says:
“In such challenging times, it is important that we strengthen and enhance our charitable outreach, rooted in our faith in Christ. This will build on the excellent work already taking place and provide encouragement and support for new initiatives. Caritas Southwark is about facilitation and collaboration, building up our common bond of charity through a more considered identity whereby our Archdiocese can promote and recognise faith in action.”
Don’t lose sight of the person in the refugee debate, says Archbishop
“There are issues that need humane resolution, not simply isolating people or cutting them off or rejecting them or transporting them elsewhere. That doesn’t help anybody. Global solutions need countries to speak to each other and they need partnership and they need a compassion that puts into practise real solutions, not simply knee-jerk reactions that seemingly solve a problem at the expense of the dignity of human life."- Archbishop John Wilson
With many thanks to The Catholic Bishops' Conference (England and Wales) Media Team.