Msgr. Bernard Munono of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace graced Caritas Taiwan on February 22, 2016 to listen to the justice and peace works they are doing.
Sr. Emma Lee, the executive director humbly welcome Msgr. Munono and presented to him the different areas of work and programs that Caritas has been doing in response to the different challenges in the society and in the world namely; it’s advocacy to the rights and protection of the migrant workers, volunteer programs overseas, climate change, publications of church documents and it’s printing and distributions in the Dioceses in China.
Also present in the conference were Fr. Dennis Manzana, SVD and Ms. Iris Chen who represented the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Desk of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in Taiwan. They shared about their advocacy to abolish death penalty and campaign against torture through Letter of Appeals. They also presented their annual programs like “End Hunger, Walk the World” to make the society aware of the poverty of other people, One –day retreat on Lenten and Advent seasons, JPIC online courses, and their participation and collaboration in other Justice and Peace workshops and seminars.
Msgr. Bernard Munono expressed a lot of interests to what has been presented to him and was very encouraging to this kind of work.
Other Caritas staff, namely Alice Librea and Mabel Bombeo shared more about the situation of the contract workers here in Taiwan.
Msgr. Ivan Santus accompanied Msgr. Munono on his visit.