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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.

July 27, 2016

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    World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

By |27 July 2016|

I'm going to celebrate with Pope Francis in high spirits, in the land of our beloved Pope John Paul II, to ask on behalf of the young people of Venezuela and the Latin America and Caribbean region that the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives.
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    Increased protection for people trafficked in war and emergencies

Increased protection for people trafficked in war and emergencies

By |22 July 2016|

Research by Secours Catholique-Caritas France shows that economic exploitation is the most common manifestation of trafficking among people escaping conflict or emergencies.
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    Cardinal Tagle and young Caritas inspiring World Youth Day pilgrims

Cardinal Tagle and young Caritas inspiring World Youth Day pilgrims

By |13 July 2016|

Caritas president Cardinal Luis Tagle and young Caritas representatives from seven regions will meet pilgrims at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, to discuss the joys and challenges of serving through Caritas.
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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign

Caritas at World Youth Day 2016

By |1 July 2016|

Young people from Caritas organisations from around the world will join many other pilgrims at World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, at the end of July.

June 20, 2016

Caritas Krakow prepares World Youth Day

By |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.

Increase support for peace process in Colombia

By |15 June 2016|

Caritas calls on the European Union to ensure truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for the victims of the Colombian conflict.

Laudato Si’ – one year on

By |13 June 2016|

One year since the launch of Laudato Si', Caritas has heard Pope Francis’ call and answered his challenge with a concrete plan of action.

Hospitals run out of supplies in Venezuela

By |2 June 2016|

Without a functioning healthcare system to help stave off the spread of disease in Venezuela it is falling to organisations like Caritas to pick up the slack.

May 31, 2016

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    Cardinal Tagle addresses ways to tackle food wasted during production

Cardinal Tagle addresses ways to tackle food wasted during production

By |31 May 2016|

Caritas president Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has said that the issue of food loss needs to be looked at differently and approached through government policy, lifestyle choices and spirituality.
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    [Photos] Church and Caritas uplift earthquake affected communities in Ecuador

[Photos] Church and Caritas uplift earthquake affected communities in Ecuador

By |27 May 2016|

The Church has set up listening centers to help people process trauma and grief. Over the course of the next 12 months the Church will help Ecuador heal .

Going local at World Humanitarian Summit

By |27 May 2016|

One of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was an agreement to increase funding to local organisations better placed to help people in need.

Growing crisis in Burundi and region

By |25 May 2016|

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

By |25 May 2016|

The water levels are going down now after the floods which hit our country last week but the challenges faced by communities are still very large. There are many places where people have suffered landslides in our diocese or have been evacuated due to landslide threats.

Ebola response shows vital role of religious leaders

By |24 May 2016|

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul hears how faith-based organisations and religious leaders were key to ending the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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