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Published on Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Caritas focuses on commitment made in numerous African regions
Caritas Internationalis hosts its fourth webinar on "promoting social justice through sustainable opportunities and building community resilience". Focusing on the African continent, the webinar saw members of various Caritas organisations across the continent describe the realities of their work.

By Francesca Merlo/ :

Caritas Internationalis is hosting a series of online Conferences until December 12 marking the 70th anniversary of its foundation in 1951. The first three webinars were focused on Caritas work in North America, Europe and  Oceania.


Today's webinar, titled "Promoting Social Justice through Sustainable Opportunities and Building Community Resilience", was focused on Africa, and specifically on South Sudan and Mozambique.


Caritas Africa


Ghanaian Archbishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye  of Kumasi, President of Caritas Africa, opened the session with  a brief reflection on seven points. 


The seven points illustrated Caritas Africa's contributions over these seventy years, for which Archbishop Anokye  thanked the Lord, describing these years and the ones to come as a blessing.


He stressed that Caritas work has been of witnessing and serving endless numbers of vulnerable people. Archbishop Anokye also noted that this anniversary gives an opportunity to "remember and pray for" Caritas founders  and all those who have been helping the Catholic organization "to be a sign of what Pope Francis calls fraternity and social friendship".