About Caritas InternationalisCaritas 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.
October 7, 2016
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
September 29, 2016
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.