“Responsibility for our fellow human beings does not stop at national borders or at the borders of continents. Christian charity is boundless. Kolping International has been setting an exemplary example of this for 50 years and makes with its work an important contribution to the worldwide fight against poverty and to sustainable development cooperation.
For this I would like to thank with great respect all those who have been active in the worldwide network of Kolping International in the past and today. Congratulations on your beautiful and important anniversary! I wish you much power, success and joy for the years and decades to come.”
Armin Laschet, German Politician and Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia