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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

Our mission

Towards a civilization of love

Caritas Internationalis reflects the social mission and core values of the Catholic Church. We believe in dignity, solidarity and stewardship on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Your contribution makes a difference

Giving to Caritas Internationalis allows us to strengthen the global confederation of over 160 national Catholic charities. We serve all poor people, of all faiths, all over the world.

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Caritas – North America

Caritas at work in your region.

Caritas North America consists of three organisations from the United States and Canada that provide some of the largest emergency response, development, advocacy and other programs to the united work of Caritas Internationalis.
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Caritas updates from around the world

  • The family in a time of economic crisis

The family in a time of economic crisis

  • 23 September 2014
At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.
  • Faith leaders say climate change hurts poor more

Faith leaders say climate change hurts poor more

  • 19 September 2014
Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga will join other faith leaders ahead of UN Summit to urge for more action on climate change, telling them that the poor are suffering.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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