Caritas PH Organizes Assembly of Social Action Workers – Manila Bulletin
Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Philippine Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is currently organizing a gathering of social action workers from all 85 dioceses in the country.
The 40th National Social Action General Assembly (NASAGA) will be held June 13-17 in General Santos City, South Cotabato. This year’s theme is “Leave no one behind. Caritas promise.
“This is the largest gathering of 240 people from the 71 Diocesan Social Action Centers in the history of the National Social Action General Assembly,” said Caritas Philippines National Director, Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, on Radio Veritas.
The rally is organized by the Diocese of Marbel led by Bishop Cerilo Casicas and the Diocesan Director of Social Action, Fr. Jerome Millan.
The assembly is being held as the diocese campaigns to ban the surface mining project in the city of Tampakan.
NASSA/Caritas Philippines executive secretary Fr. Antonio Labiao, Jr. said the role of the Church after the election will be discussed at the assembly as well as the response of social action centers to Typhoon Odette which affected 11 dioceses in December 2021.
The 13 sub-regional clusters will also present the best programs of their social action centers. The products of the various local and community social enterprises supported by Caritas Philippines will also be displayed.
“We are very pleased with the turnout of delegates, especially after visiting 59 diocesan social action centers since February 2021. This is a very good indication of how we will move forward with the many things our church needs to address” , said Bishop Bagaforo.
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