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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

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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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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

  • Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

  • 27 April 2015
Lilian Chan, Caritas Australia Online Editor, was working in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. She shares her experience of being thrown into a major humanitarian emergency.
  • Urgent need for shelter in quake-hit Nepal

Urgent need for shelter in quake-hit Nepal

  • 27 April 2015
Vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for people displaced by a major earthquake at the weekend as strong aftershocks continue. Caritas Nepal has been providing tarpaulins to offer protection from the rain and cold temperatures.

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