Pope Francis recently set up a new commission to provide care for people around the world who are affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Caritas Internationalis will play a key role in this effort. Caritas has a huge network of aid agencies in 160 nations.
According to Vatican News, “Pope Francis is very much preoccupied with COVID-19, and he wants the Church to express solidarity with the local churches and help them at this moment as a gesture of witnessing the universal love and care of the universal Church.”
From Vatican News:
Caritas supporting local Churches in fighting Covid-19Caritas Internationalis launches a new “Covid-19 Response Fund” to help support the efforts of local Churches as they assist those suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Devin Watkins
Pope Francis recently set up a Commission to manifest the Church’s care for people around the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Caritas Internationalis plays a key role in the Vatican task force, due to its vast network of aid agencies spread out in local dioceses in 160 nations.
Aloysius John, the Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, spoke to Vatican Radio about the Church’s role in helping those suffering during the ongoing pandemic.