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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.

January 8, 2016

Caritas worker in Syria, refugee in Europe

By |8 January 2016|

Modar used to work for Caritas in Syria helping people who were fleeing conflict. When life became too dangerous, he left for Europe. He describes his work, the terrible journey and coming to terms with being a refugee.

Tragedy in Niger for people fleeing Boko Haram

By |5 January 2016|

Caritas says people fleeing Boko Haram fighters are facing a “tragedy” in Niger. Tens of thousands of people are living under trees or out in the open after escaping from their towns and villages in the wake of the fundamentalist insurgent advances.

December 31, 2015

Message on World Day of Peace from Syria

By |31 December 2015|

President of Caritas Syria Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo calls for peace in Syria as Caritas Internationalis looks to launch a global campaign.

Christmas lunch with refugees in Belgrade

By |28 December 2015|

Caritas staff and volunteers joined migrants and refugees in an asylum centre in Belgrade to celebrate lunch on Christmas Day.

Pope applauds Caritas management standards

By |21 December 2015|

The worldwide Caritas endeavour to implement management standards recently received strong support from Pope Francis.

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.

Burundi on brink of catastrophe

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is concerned by the escalation of violence and deterioration of human rights in Burundi.

Anniversary of the convention to protect migrant workers

By |15 December 2015|

Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.

Lesbos hotel where guests are refugees

By |15 December 2015|

The Caritas-supported Silver Bay Hotel has opened its doors and its rooms to refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Caritas welcomes climate deal but says still a lot to do

By |11 December 2015|

"We were hoping for courage and creativity from leaders to tackle climate change, yet the draft agreement lacks ambition and does not offer an adequate solution to this global emergency," says Caritas.
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    Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

By |8 December 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Caritas president, has echoed Pope Francis’ call to join “the revolution of tenderness” by inviting Caritas organisations to open their own Holy Door of Mercy

Exodus: Balkan route to Europe

By |7 December 2015|

In 2015, almost a million refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. They’re escaping war, persecution and poverty. Aid agencies like Caritas are often the only help available.
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    Climate change in Brazil and the response of Caritas and REPAM*

Climate change in Brazil and the response of Caritas and REPAM*

By |4 December 2015|

The Amazon in particular will suffer from further global warming that will endanger the forests.

November 30, 2015

Ten things you may not know about AIDS

By |30 November 2015|

We mark World AIDS Day on 1st December. Here are some HIV/AIDS facts you may not know

Caritas at Paris climate conference – COP21

By |25 November 2015|

World leaders, scientists, civil society and activists will gather in Paris between 30th November - 11th December for the COP21 climate summit.

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