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.

June 16, 2015

Not “by bread alone”

By |16 June 2015|

By serving the poor we serve our Master. We deliver a message of hope, just like Pope Francis will do with his encyclical and has been doing ever since his election. In this way, we are truly Caritas.

Common myths on climate change

By |10 June 2015|

The climate has changed throughout the earth’s history but the huge changes happening to our climate today are not due to natural causes.
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    Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

By |3 June 2015|

Unlike many other conflict zones around the world, Abyei is not filled with non-governmental organizations providing assistance to the population. Many NGOs are afraid that working in Abyei will anger government officials in Khartoum, who could then deny them access to Darfur and other troubled areas.

May 25, 2015

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    Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

By |25 May 2015|

Caritas has reached 100,000 people (21,000 households) with aid in the last four weeks since a major earthquake hit Nepal.

Caritas health workers overcome loss through service

By |25 May 2015|

Ganga Pathak and Rewati Thapa are health workers supporting the Caritas Nepal earthquake relief efforts. They continue their service to humanity in the face of personal loss.

Archbishop Oscar Romero a “beacon of light” for charity

By |22 May 2015|

The Caritas confederation says Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a “beacon of light for everyone working the service of charity”.

Oscar Romero and Caritas

By |22 May 2015|

In the 1970s, CAFOD (Caritas member in England and Wales) supported Romero’s famous radio broadcasts, which – at a time when the press was heavily censored – were often the only means by which people in El Salvador knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.
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    End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

By |20 May 2015|

Caritas leaders said that ending hunger by 2025 is an achievable goal if we support family and small scale farming during Caritas Day at the Milan 2015 Expo.

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.