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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 updates from around the world

  • Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

  • 10 February 2016
Caritas Internationalis supports and will promote for use among its member organisations the "Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: a Handbook for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights”.
  • Holy Year of Mercy FAQs

Holy Year of Mercy FAQs

  • 5 February 2016
The Holy Year of Mercy is an invitation made by Pope Francis to us all to contemplate the mystery of mercy and undertake a pilgrimage of transformation.

Our causes

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