Christmas Market until December 22
Advent Collection helps pregnant refugees
Caritas Finland’s Advent aims to help Syrian refugees: Caritas Finland supports pregnancy care for refugee women in Lebanon through a Caritas Lebanon project. In June 2016, the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon was more than a million. The refugee influx has increased the demand on health care services in Lebanon. For instance, in December 2012, 40% of primary healthcare visits in the country were made by Syrian refugees, causing a strain on healthcare staff and equipment.
Caritas Finland's Advent Collection supports Caritas Lebanon's pregnancy care project for refugee women in Rayfoun, Sad El Baouchriyeh and Sidon in Lebanon. The project provides regular free curative and preventive obstetric medical consultations, including free ultrasonography tests during pregnancy and gyneacology consultations. It also provides pregnancy and breastfeeding vitamins and medicines.
Caritas Finland’s Collection Account number is FI73 8000 1270 1545 04 and the reference number for the Advent Collection is 2231. Collection Permit: POL-2015-1542. More information about the Collection is available online at: www.caritas.fi/advent-collection.
Read Bishop Teemu's Message here.
Caritas is moving to Kuusitie
The new Board held its constitutive meeting immediately after the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Bishop of Helsinki was duly elected Chairman of the Board and President of Caritas Finland. The new Board appointed Ms Larissa Franz-Koivisto, the former CF chair, to a newly created post of Secretary General of Caritas Finland.
Caritas Finland is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and naturally takes part in the Climate March which is arranged in Helsinki at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Novmeber 29. The Studium Catholicum is also working to highlight environmental concerns and takes part in the demonstration. This Catholic presence will meet up at Stockmann's before the beginning of the march and joining the other participants at Narinkkatori.
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