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Development and Peace meets Pope Francis!

May 22, 2013
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Michael Casey, Executive Director of D&P and North American President of Caritas Internationalis, in the company of Pope Francis and Cardinal Maradiaga, President of Caritas Internationalis. Photo: Caritas Internationalis

During an informal audience at the Vatican on Thursday May 16, Pope Francis received executives from the Caritas Internationalis network. He reminded those gathered that “a Church without charity does not exist,” and underlined the “dual dimension” of the initiative that is Caritas Internationalis, that is, the dimension of social action joined with the spiritual dimension of “giving oneself, going outside oneself and being at the continuous service of people living in extreme situations.

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Share Lent 2013: Many thanks!

April 23, 2013
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

Our 45th Share Lent campaign has just come to an end!

That means that every year for the past 45 years, members, partners and employees of Development and Peace across Canada have rallied around this moment of sharing. It also means 45 years of solidarity with our partners in the Global South, who are enhancing human dignity in the world more than ever thanks to your support.

This year's campaign was particularly eventful and full of all kinds of activities! For the first time, campaign's launch was broadcast live on the Internet from Edmonton, in the company of Archbishop Smith, President of the CCCB, and Archbishop Pedro Barreto, a solidarity visitor from Peru.

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The Legal Affairs Commission of Caritas Internationalis visits Montreal

March 14, 2013
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

The Legal Affairs Commission of Caritas Internationalis met on March 4 and 5, 2013 at the offices of Development and Peace. The Commission meets twice a year to carry out its work, once in Rome and once at the offices of a member of the Caritas Internationalis Confederation. The vice president of Caritas Internationalis, Erny Gillen, also attended the meeting. He visited our offices and met with staff members to discuss the Confederation’s work.

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Development and Peace responds to change in Canadian international aid announced by Minister Fantino

December 19, 2012
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

Development and Peace is concerned by recent comments made by the Minister of International Cooperation that Canadian foreign aid will be increasingly directed towards private-sector initiatives.

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Message from the new President of Development and Peace

December 14, 2012
by 
Pat Kennedy, President, Development and Peace

Dear members and friends of Development and Peace,

It has been over a week now since I was elected by acclamation as the President of Development and Peace. I would like to thank the members of National Council for their vote of confidence. I am confident that through the strength of our faith and working together in a spirit of love and hope, we ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

Development and Peace efficiency

July 6, 2012
by 
Claire Doran, Education Department Director

The business magazine MoneySense's latest charity ranking gives Development and Peace an overall grade of A- but a C grade for Overall Charity Efficiency!

By focusing exclusively on our organisation's international program, and considering our education program as an administrative cost, the report gives a somewhat distorted view of Development and Peace's real overall efficiency.