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A race to the end in the Philippines!

September 8, 2014
by 
Fran Lucas, 2nd Vice-President of the Catholic Women’s League

Just when I thought my Development and Peace Amazing Race had become a bit routine we hit a road block!

A World Cup for all

June 17, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Credit: AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR

It doesn’t take much to get a game of soccer going. A ball and some makeshift goalposts are all that are required for anyone to start a match. Its accessibility is surely one of the main reasons why the sport is so popular and can be seen played in even some of the remotest corners of the world. Yet, this summer’s 2014 World Cup, currently taking place in Brazil, has raised many questions as to whether soccer is still every person’s sport.

The Church in Madagascar and the DRC come together to address mining injustice.

September 27, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Mgr Gaetano di Pierro, évêque de Moramanga; Mgr Fulgence Muteba, évêque de Kilwa-Kasenga; l’abbé David Luhaka de la Commission Justice et paix du diocèse de Kalemie-Kirungu

From September 1st to September 8th, 2013, a mission that included bishops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited Madagascar. The group was made up of the Most Rev. Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, Bishop of Kilwa Kasenga; the Most Rev. Ruvezi Kashala Gaston, Bishop of Sakania Kipushi; Father David Luhaka of the diocese of Kalemie Kirungu; and Fidèle Banza Mutombo, Development Advisor for Community Radio of  Katanga (RCK).

Development and Peace congratulates Bishop Daniel Joseph Miehm on his ordination

May 10, 2013
by 
Nana Kojo Damptey, Animator, South West Ontario

Development and Peace would like to congratulate Most Reverend Daniel Joseph Miehm on his ordination and installation as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton.

On the day of May 7th 2013, Development and Peace members from the Diocese, as well as myself were honored to be part of this joyous occasion.

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Development and Peace congratulates Bishop Jensen on his ordination

April 5, 2013
by 
John Gabor, Animator, British Columbia

Development and Peace would like to congratulate Most Reverend Stephen Jensen on his ordination and installation as the new Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George.

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The Bishops of Canada encourage all Catholics in our country to participate in the 5th Sunday collection for Development and Peace

March 15, 2013
by 
Ryan Worms, Deputy Director, In-Canada Programs

"My dear sisters and brothers,

This coming Sunday, 17 March, with the approval and support of the Bishops of Canada, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCOPD) is undertaking the Share Lent Collection. The 2013 theme for this annual project involving our dioceses and parishes is Human Dignity: More than Ever."

Read the complete letter from Most Reverend Richard Smith, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Mali: growing number of refugees in neighbouring countries

January 30, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
The refugees are arriving in one of the most arid parts of Burkina Faso. They’ve arrived with nothing. They need food, shelter, medical care and fuel. Photo: Simone Stefanelli/Caritas

According to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 7,500 Malians have fled their country in the last two weeks. The intensification of fighting has compelled entire families, some of them in car or truck, others on foot or on the backs of donkeys, to seek refuge in neighbouring countries (mainly in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania).

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bishops call for national unity and territorial integrity

December 13, 2012
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer and Serge Blais, Program Officer for Africa
WFP and Caritas provide first assistance to the Congolese displaced by war in Mugunga   camp 3. Photo: Taylor Toeka/Caritas Goma

The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting bogged down, with civilians being its main victims. The Congolese government of President Joseph Kabila and the M23 rebels met in recent days in Kampala, Uganda's capital, to negotiate an end to the hostilities.

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Congo: Call for action to end violence in DRC

November 23, 2012
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Kanyaruchinya camp North of Goma where 38,000 displaced seek assistance and protection from the conflict.

The capture of the city of Goma by ‘M23’ rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been a major cause for concern for the security of the local population. Ongoing violence in the DRC since 1996 has led to five million deaths and this latest incident has caused the displacement of an estimated 100,000 people.

D&P partner named to Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

October 12, 2012
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Archbishop Barreto

Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, Archbishop of Huancayo in Peru, has been nominated by the Pope to the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace at the Vatican. Archbishop Barreto is the President of the Department of Justice and Solidarity of the Latin American Bishops’ Conference (CELAM) and Vice-President of the Bishops' Social Action Commission (CEAS), an organization supported by Development and Peace.