Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 165 Catholic organisations working on behalf of the poor. It is the arm through which the Church delivers its moral mission to help the most vulnerable and excluded people, whatever their religion or race.

September 23, 2016

Looking forward to ecumenical event with pope in Sweden

By |23 September 2016|

Pope Francis will join people from all over the world in celebration of the ecumenical developments of the Catholic and Lutheran Churches on 31 October in southern Sweden in Lund and Malmö.
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    Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

By |23 September 2016|

The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The act of ‘breaking bread’ was the inspiration for the eponymous event held on 21 September during the UN General Assembly’s High Level Week in New York.

Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

By |19 September 2016|

Demand for aid has risen dramatically. More than 10.2 million people now need emergency food assistance, 1.2 million women and children need supplementary food aid, 400,000 children are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Breaking Bread towards zero hunger

By |16 September 2016|

Different community and faith leaders will come together on the evening of 21 September at the United Nations in New York to “break bread” in a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime.

UN can make history for refugees and migrants

By |15 September 2016|

The United Nations will be discussing a plan for helping the 65 million people who’ve been uprooted by war, inequality, poverty, climate change around the world.

UN must do more to protect migrants and refugees

By |15 September 2016|

Ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services are calling for concrete change.

Millions of drought-hit Zimbabweans face hunger

By |13 September 2016|

In some of the worst-hit parts of the country, between a half and two-thirds of households are going hungry. caritas is feeding school children and poor farming families.

Eradicating human trafficking commitment

By |9 September 2016|

Faith-based organisations from over 40 countries agreed at a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to combine forces and work more closely together on stopping human trafficking.

Failed harvests in Zimbabwe “How is your hunger?”

By |8 September 2016|

Zimbabwe has been one of several southern African countries affected by the El Niño weather system that’s led to unusual weather patterns and 21 million people in need of food aid.

Principles on minor migrants

By |6 September 2016|

Organisations, including Caritas Internationalis, have joined together to create a short document of recommended international ‘Principles’ as a reference tool on children affected by migration.

Caritas India on Mother Teresa’s canonisation

By |1 September 2016|

Mother Teresa will be canonized on 4 September in Rome. Caritas India reflects on her compassionate and loving service to humanity
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    International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

By |1 September 2016|

Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.

August 31, 2016

Caritas plans for Italy quake relief

By |31 August 2016|

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.

One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking

By |31 August 2016|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria.

Earthquake relief effort continue through night in Italy

By |25 August 2016|

Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.

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