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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

  • One Caritas family in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

One Caritas family in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

  • 23 June 2016
Caritas responds to the needs clearly expressed by the beneficiaries themselves. In the tent at the Mahama Refugee Camp, a “family reunion” is underway to exchange ideas on the project, their satisfaction, their needs, questions and ideas.
  • Caritas Krakow prepares World Youth Day

Caritas Krakow prepares World Youth Day

  • 20 June 2016
Solidarity finds a solid foundation in God. There is no love of God without loving the other. And God's mercy invites us to act. Caritas Krakow is partly responsible for the preparation of meals for pilgrims. Caritas volunteers will also assist disabled people in their area.
  • What future for Syrians in Turkey?

What future for Syrians in Turkey?

  • 18 June 2016
Giving the Syrian refugees something to hope for is a key. Caritas provides a space for children to play, do art, make friends and even garden.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

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