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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

  • Left behind: Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Left behind: Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

  • 21 October 2014
Iraqi refugees who fled to Lebanon after the 2003 US-led military invasion risk being “left behind” according to a new Caritas Lebanon study.
  • Caritas Latin America and Caribbean discuss hunger

Caritas Latin America and Caribbean discuss hunger

  • 17 October 2014
Between 20 and 24 October, Celam and Caritas organisations from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Colombia to discuss "With justice and solidarity, we all fit at the table".
  • Blessed Pope Paul VI: the great light

Blessed Pope Paul VI: the great light

  • 17 October 2014
Caritas remembers a champion of social justice, a builder of peace, author of landmark Church teachings and its own founding father.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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