A delegation from the Aid to the Church in Need (Malta) will attend the World Family Congress to be held in Ireland from the 21 – 26 of this month.
The Maltese delegation will include Dr Gudio Pace Spadaro, Board Chairman and Stephen Axisa National Director of the local branch. The Maltese delegation was invited to the Congress by Dr. Michael Kinsella, National Director of the Irish Branch of Aid to the Church in Need.
Pope Francis will visit Ireland and address the Congress. Also present for the Congress will be Dr Thomas Keine-Geldern, International President of Aid to the Church in Need and the National Directos of the Philippines and Brazil btranches of this international catholic organisation.
On its part the Irish Aid to the Church in Need will sponsor delegations from Africa and Russia to attend the Family Congress which will be transmitted by the Catholic Radio Television Network, which is the station managed bu Aid to the Church in Need International.
Aid to the Church in Need is the brainchild of Fr Werenfried van Straaten who was very much aware of the difficulties families were facing and talked about them in every meeting or Congress he attended. In these difficulties he would see the future challenges of the Church.
The pastoral, humanitarian u soċial work that Fr Werenfried carried in his lifetime is now undertaken by his organisation with the same enthusiasm and dedication he showed. The organisation in fact is one of the sponsors of the International Family Congress 2018.