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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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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

  • Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

  • 22 August 2014
Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.
  • World needs to act on Iraq

World needs to act on Iraq

  • 22 August 2014
Caritas Iraq’s Nabil Nissan says the international community must act urgently to end the suffering of Iraqi people.
  • Caritas stands with Iraqi people

Caritas stands with Iraqi people

  • 21 August 2014
As the conflict in Iraq deepens, Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga sends Church leaders and the people of Iraq a message of support.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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