December 30, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
is the president of the Catholic Church's largest aid network, Caritas Internationalis. Speaking about the current economic crisis affecting many countries around the globe, Cardinal Maradiaga declared that the opportunity to work is a fundamental human right. CARD. OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA
President, Caritas Internationalis “Today, it is believed that work depends on those that come to invest.
But work is a human right. And it is a fundamental right, so all
governments have to consider that.”
He also argues that as the economic crisis develops, the concept of a poverty
has changed drastically.
CARD. OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA
President, Caritas Internationalis“A poor person is the one that lacks the basic necessities, like eating, having potable water, health care, a home and a job.”
Maradiaga adds that despite the crisis in many European countries,
donations to Caritas Internationalis
remain stable, and have even
increased in certain places.CARD. OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA
President, Caritas Internationalis
“Instead of diminishing, donations have gone up in the past year, in
the midst of this crisis, in the midst of poverty When people understand
that each small contribution adds up to something greater, this is
certainly happening in many countries around the world.”
movement is the latest push in a storied battle against poverty. A
battle that Caritas launched in 1867
to carry out the charity work of
the Catholic Church in an organized manner, throughout the entire world.