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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

  • Overcoming drought in Kenya

Overcoming drought in Kenya

  • 22 June 2017
Thanks to Catholic Relief Services and the the Diocese of Lodwar, boreholes in Turkana have been repaired and small scale farmers given support to utilise local water.
  • Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

  • 19 June 2017
Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation at a meeting on in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support across Africa, with a focus on paediatric HIV.

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