image44.jpg

CCODP joins new Caritas Internationalis campaign for Syria

smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon

peace-is-possible-syria-enThe Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is part of a new information campaign that has been launched by Caritas Internationalis, entitled Syria: Peace is Possible. As an expression of his support for the campaign, Pope Francis issued a video message in which he states: "While the people suffer, incredible quantities of money are being spent to supply weapons to fighters. And some of the countries supplying these arms are also among those that talk of peace. How can you believe in someone who caresses you with the right hand and strikes you with the left hand?"

The Caritas Internationalis campaign includes a new website, http://syria.caritas.org, currently in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Several resources for the Caritas campaign are provided on the new website under the heading "Campaigners". For its part, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has announced that in solidarity with the people of Syria, it is organizing a national day of prayer in Canada on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi. Further resources as well as suggestions for promotion and advocacy will be made available by CCODP over the coming weeks.

Link to the video message by Pope Francis

Link to the news release of Development and Peace

Last Updated on Thursday, July 07 2016  
The Holy See
Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
opm
Salt + Light
wydcentral DP EN Quick 





DonateNow
2018WeekofLifeandFamily EN
2017 Mass EN
Cover Page Unity of Life and Love EN
CCODP Fall 2017
WMOF2018-Dublin-Ireland
184-940K EN

devp-logo-en-50e

Logo 500e Reformation
Confirmation3D
Euthanasia EN
life-giving-en
criteria
indigenouspeoples
lifeandfamily
sexabuse2015en

dyk2

According to Statistics Canada the number of Catholics is close to 13 Million or 44 per cent of the country’s total population.