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Caroline Muyni project co-ordinator at Actionaid. Photograph: Bryan Meade

When Caroline Munyi was six-years-old she was among the first group of children in Kenya to take part in a fostering project with a family i(...)

Participants known as “lifeguards” at an anti-abortion protest march through Berlin. Photograph:  Markus Heine/SOPA Images/ LightRocket via Getty Images

It’s almost 20 years ago, but Annika* remembers her abortion clearly. It was 1999, she had just moved from Zürich to Berlin with her two children afte(...)

Naime and Alper Tamga with their daughter Asel, who was the first baby to be born in Vienna in 2018. Photograph: KAV/Votava

Within hours of her birth, 47 minutes into 2018, little Asel had attracted the attention of her home city, Vienna, as the Austrian capital’s “New Year(...)

Pope Francis after this week’s general audience in St Peter’s Square:  in 2013 he declared the founder of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle, “venerable”. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ETA

The Presentation Sisters are among the first Catholic institutions in the world to announce their divestment from fossil fuels. They are involved in(...)

Students Caitlin Mc Gee, Abbie Doyle, Chloe Clifford and Chloe Delaney from Caritas College, Ballyfermot,  are sitting their childcare exam paper for the Leaving Cert Applied.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Leaving Cert is regularly criticised for its pressure cooker-style final exams and rote-learning. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a more pract(...)

Children in  Malawi, Africa who lost their mother to Aids. Pope Paul VI wrote: “The development of peoples has the church’s close attention, particularly the development of those  striving to escape from hunger, misery, endemic diseases and ignorance.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all the many papal encyclicals down the ages, it is arguable that the document known as Populorum Progressio, issued by Pope Paul VI 50 years ago o(...)

A Cuban man gives another a haircut outside a Caritas centre housing migrants in Panama City. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In another country he’d be a pensioner, but grey-haired José is dreaming of a new life. Small and rotund, with baggy trousers and a stained shirt, he(...)

In a Word . . . charity

The magazine cover last month asked, in a blazing headline, “Is Charity Dead?” My immediate reaction was, “Ah now! Surely that’s over the top?” Chari(...)

Pope Francis: His visit  to Sweden is intended to shift the emphasis from any perception of possible conflict between the Catholic and Protestant churches to one of communion. Photograph: Tony Gentile/AP Photo

Irish people are being encouraged by the Catholic bishops to join with them and Pope Francis by holding prayer gatherings for peace, particularly in S(...)

Yemeni boys in the refugee camp prove an energetic bunch. Photograph: James Jeffrey

Using a scrunched up piece of tissue between her fingers, 20-year-old Gada dabs at her eyes between the slit in her black niqab face veil. After more (...)

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