“The cry of creation continues to rise from many parts of the world and also in our country, where in particular the Marches, but also in Umbria the diocese of Gubbio, have been hit by heavy floods that have caused victims and considerable damage. The bishops of the Marches immediately expressed closeness and unity in prayer, underlining that Caritas and all the ecclesial communities of the most affected dioceses – Senigallia, Fano, Fabriano – ‘are already working to welcome the displaced and be close to their needs and necessities. of the population'”. He reports it in an Italian Caritas note, which recalls how the Caritas Regional Delegation is working to monitor and respond to needs in the other affected areas as well. This afternoon the director of Caritas Italiana, Fr Marco Pagniello, is on site to take stock together with the local Caritas. Interventions in support of Caritas Pakistan are also continuing after the floods in Baluchistan, Sindh, Punjab. It is estimated that in total 4.2 million people and 72% of the country’s territory have been affected by the consequences of these torrential rains. Caritas Pakistan has launched an appeal to assist 9500 families with emergency aid and Caritas Italiana is supporting it, thanks also to a contribution that the Italian Bishops’ Conference has made available to the 8 × 1000 funds that citizens allocate to the Catholic Church . “Starting from these wounds – says Don Pagniello – we invite every community to take responsibility for the environmental issue and its effects on the life and health of people, especially the most fragile, experiencing communion and sharing: a commitment of concrete help, but also of education “.
Bad weather: Caritas Italiana, interventions in support of the affected communities in Italy and Pakistan