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.

November 4, 2016

Global day of prayer for Syria with Pope Francis in Sweden

By |4 November 2016|

Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.

October 27, 2016

  • Refugee children wait for the beginning of their classes in Amman, Jordan.
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    Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

By |27 October 2016|

The Malmö Arena will be the stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world.
  • Fr. Luk and some children at one of Caritas camps for the IDPs. Children need to get back to school. Photo by Caritas Central African Republic
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    Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

By |25 October 2016|

Eighty percent of the population in Central African Republic depends on humanitarian aid. The key thing that the country needs the most is security.

Caritas focuses on food, hygiene and shelter for Haiti

By |25 October 2016|

Caritas is focusing on ensuring Haitians have food, clean water and hygiene items and shelter. Clean water is in short supply and poor sanitation threatens to trigger another outbreak of cholera.
  • The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference took place 5-7 September. It was organised by Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. Photo by Caritas/Anna Bartošová
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    Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

By |24 October 2016|

Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.

World Food Day: Food for All?

By |14 October 2016|

World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.

A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

By |12 October 2016|

Seeing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti’s South and Grand Anse is beyond anything that we could have imagined. The land has been washed away by the storm says Fr. Jean-Hervé Francois, director general of Caritas Haiti.
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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

By |7 October 2016|

Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

Stop Aleppo bombing

By |7 October 2016|

100,000 children are among those trapped in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo. An urgent ceasefire is needed to get the injured out and food and other aid in.

Prayers for Syria with Pope Francis

By |5 October 2016|

Pope Francis will lead 10,000 people in prayer for Syria during a 31 October ecumenical event in Sweden.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti ‘catastrophic’

By |4 October 2016|

Hurricane Matthew is battering the Caribbean nation with high winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The government has declared a state of red alert. “The effect of the hurricane in the south of Haiti is catastrophic,” said Fr Jean-Hervé François, director of Caritas Haiti.

Home away from home in Mexico

By |4 October 2016|

Caritas believes it is vital that migrants are treated with dignity as persons. Caritas Mexico provides all kinds of assistance to those seeking hope for their families through their Casa del Migrante program

September 29, 2016

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

By |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

By |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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