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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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Caritas updates from around the world

  • Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

  • 29 September 2016
Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.
  • Syria’s tragedy in black and white

Syria’s tragedy in black and white

  • 27 September 2016
Nowhere is the level of destruction in Syria more evident than in the city of Homs. One of the first theatres of war between government and rebel forces, the sprawling, ancient metropolis has been turned into a post-apocalyptic landscape.

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