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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
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Caritas updates from around the world
The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault 16 August against the government-controlled parts of the Syrian city. The Caritas office was on the frontline. Our staff tell their stories.
Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. Caritas aid operations have begun to reach survivors.