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TV Documentary – Daughters of Charity in Mozambique

The popular Spanish language television station rtve,es has aired an in-depth documentary of the work of the Daughters of Charity in Mozambique. Mozambique is one of the worlds poorest countries. This high quality production, part of the  "People of God" series,...

“Sell your desk!” – Francis, the Vincentian

Pope Francis told the Archbishop in charge of the Vatican’s charity, “Don’t wait for people to come ringing. You need to go out and look for the poor.'”

Charity Federation at the UN

From the NGO News of the Sisters of Charity Federation.... "The Commission on the Status of Women meeting took place in March, with Rosita and Jyoti, our interns from Nepal and India respectively, attending more than 30 side events. After the meeting, they left to...

‘Serve, accompany, and defend the poor’

Catholic social ministers told: "Serve, accompany, and defend the poor." A message quite in line with the Pope's Lenten message and one which echoes in the hearts of the followers of Vincent and Louise. To “serve, accompany, and defend” the poor is the mission of...
Got a spare room? Depaul UK

Depaul UK smashes Rubik’s cube record

The Rubik's Challenge, organised by Depaul UK to benefit the homeless, was smashed on Thursday 22nd November when 1,414 school-children twisted their way into the Guinness World Record books by solving 80’s phenomenon, the Rubik’s Cube, at the SAME TIME in the SAME...

Rock star Bono back in the Vatican

Rock star Bono back in the Vatican

World Bank figures show that “there are an extra 52 million children going to school” as governments have been able to invest in education instead of debt repayments.   Vatican Radio reports "Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bono was back in the Vatican on...

What would Vincent do?

A thought-provoking post from Thomas Worcester Editor, 'The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits' found on The Huffington Post. In the midst of a bitterly fought election campaign, on issues such as wealth and poverty and "entitlement" reform, American Catholics and...

Why companies should care about poverty

"Saint Vincent de Paul and the Mission of the Institute for Business & Professional Ethics: Why Companies Should Care about Poverty" Vincentian Heritage (Special Issue on Vincentian Higher Education and Poverty Reduction) 28.2 (2008): 141-150. "In 2006, following...

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