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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity
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.
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.
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
If Msgr Romero were still here, he would remind us of our daily commitment to be faithful to the Gospel and to respond to injustices.
"Msgr Romero's contribution has enabled Caritas to become today what Pope Francis called: 'the caress of the Church to its people'.
As the political situation worsens in Burundi, the flood of refugees to neighbouring countries keeps coming
Caritas has reached 100,000 people (21,000 households) with aid in the last four weeks since a major earthquake hit Nepal.