Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 164 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.

May 19, 2015

Global Caritas survey points to leading causes of hunger

By |19 May 2015|

A major independent survey of Caritas groups around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate.

Caritas assembly ends with bold vision to care for creation

By |17 May 2015|

Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly has closed with member organisations adopting a vision of “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”.
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.

Cardinal Tagle elected president of Caritas Internationalis

By |14 May 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines has been elected as the new president of Caritas Internationalis at the confederation's 20th General Assembly in Rome.
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    Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

By |14 May 2015|

Interview with Gabriel Yai Avop, Director of Caritas South Sudan, the newest Caritas member which the Caritas Confederation voted unanimously to join the network.

Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its 165th member

By |13 May 2015|

In 2015, Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its newest member. The small African country gained independence in 2011, and its people are experiencing the joys and struggles that come with creating a nation.

Pope Francis opens Caritas General Assembly

By |13 May 2015|

In Mass celebrated for the opening of Caritas’ General Assembly, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility to look after the planet and to feed the hungry.

Second major earthquake hits Nepal

By |12 May 2015|

Nepal was rocked by a strong earthquake today, two weeks after a massive quake hit the Asian country. Caritas teams are looking to respond.
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    Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

By |12 May 2015|

The Caritas Internationalis General Assembly (12-17 May) is on the theme of ‘One Human Family, Caring for Creation’. Over 300 delegates will set plans for the next 4 years aimed at improving the lives of those living in poverty and misery.

Caritas reaches families of Nepalese migrant workers

By |11 May 2015|

Caritas reaches remote villages in Nepal were a third of the population have families living abroad as migrant workers.
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    ‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

By |8 May 2015|

Caritas thinks ahead, helping local communities alongside displaced ones to prevent conflict beginning between the two. Caritas provides skills training, education and housing – helping people get back home together, back to working and learning.
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    Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

By |8 May 2015|

Rebecca Mulvah is happy to be back home in her village of Balakatala. Rebecca, 34, fled to camp out in the bush, when rumors that her village would be burned by people from a neighbouring one filled her with terror. Her village had Ebola.
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    Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

By |7 May 2015|

In early March, Liberia was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. There had been no new cases for a week - the first time this had happened since May 2014 – and the last survivor was discharged from hospital in Monrovia.

Plea from beseiged Aleppo

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas staff in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo report on an unfolding humanitarian disaster and make an impassioned plea for outside help.

Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas Nepal has reached 30,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits in seven of the most affected districts over the next two months.