Church, Theater, Speech, Music and Children’s Service Program: Caritas celebrates on July 14th. More than a million people work with him around the world.
For Better Working Conditions, Against Poverty and Disease: In November 1897, a small group of Catholic social reformers founded the German Caritas Association in Cologne. Several offers of social assistance were compiled under the leadership of the young pastor Lorenz Werthman, and the foundation for the work of Caritas was laid.
After 125 years, a small movement has become the largest social welfare organization in Germany with its federal headquarters in Freiburg. Today, 693,000 full-time employees and more than 500,000 Caritas volunteers work in facilities for the disabled, seniors, children, youth or health care and other services and facilities. 13 million people receive advice, care and support each year.
Today starts with service in Minster
The Social Welfare Association celebrates its historic birthday with a party on July 14 in the Old Synagogue Square. However, the day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a feast in Freiburg Minster, celebrated by Archbishop Stefan Burger. Caritas Day will open under the hashtag #dasmachenwirgemeinsam at 11am, 11.40am. The Flugelschlag Theater is shown at 1 pm, before giving a lecture at 1:40 pm with the assistance of CI in Germany and around the world. At 4:45 p.m., a group on climate protection and philanthropy will speak Clemens Strobe’s cabaret program from 5:20 p.m. “Caritas, God and the World.”
The official closing of the festival at 9:30 pm
The Papperlapapp Circus can be seen from 6pm, 7:15pm and the Neue Wunderbare Band will take over. After saying goodbye at 8.15pm, Dr. Timba y los Sedaneros before the event wraps up in the plaza around 9:30pm.
In the Caritas tent in Freiburg Stadt, a children’s program is held in parallel with the events between 1 pm and 4 pm, in the information tent next to the water fountains there is a living library where people can borrow “books”. There will also be a quiz throughout the day, and participants must drop their answer in the prize box at the Caritas German tent by 6:30 pm. The main prizes will be drawn there at 7pm.
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