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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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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.

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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

  • “We are always fasting” in Syria

“We are always fasting” in Syria

  • 26 February 2015
We are tired and enough really is enough. There is great sadness in Syria at what has happened. It’s difficult for me to think about the hopes for the future of the next generation of Syrians.
  • Hope surviving in Ukraine

Hope surviving in Ukraine

  • 20 February 2015
Nadiya, 55, whose name means ‘hope’, is caught up in a conflict that she says she never saw coming. She doesn’t know whether she’ll ever see her home in again.

Our causes

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Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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