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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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Support Caritas

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.


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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Join our fight for the world’s poor

Stay up-to-date on our good work around the world and be the first to hear about how to help in an emergency.

Caritas updates from around the world

  • Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

  • 24 November 2015
Caritas and CIDSE say that the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) needs to respond to the urgency of dangerous climate change but also serve as a milestone for creating a unified vision for the future of humanity leaving no one behind.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development