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.

December 11, 2015

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.

Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas and CIDSE say that the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) needs to respond to the urgency of dangerous climate change but also serve as a milestone for creating a unified vision for the future of humanity leaving no one behind.

Caritas tackling root causes of Ethiopia food shortage

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.

How climate change impacts people’s fundamental rights

By |24 November 2015|

Without the leadership of Europe and other industrialised countries, strategies to mitigate climate change will not be successful.
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    Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

By |23 November 2015|

Find here some Caritas resources on climate including films, reports, stories and prayers.

Welcoming minor migrants in Rome

By |21 November 2015|

Minor migrants of younger and younger age are coming to Italy throwing up challenges for authorities and aid agencies welcoming them.
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    Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

By |20 November 2015|

What Caritas wants from COP21 is very simple: that world leaders reach a binding and just agreement to reduce gas emissions which will then be introduced in national law.

Oceania on the frontline of climate change

By |17 November 2015|

Global temperatures averaging almost 1oC above normal. For people in some parts of the world, this might still seem like a technical measurement, or a future concern. For us in Oceania, it is rapidly becoming a matter of life or death.

Paris climate conference COP21- Frequently Asked Questions

By |17 November 2015|

World leaders will meet in Paris from 30th November – 11th December 2015 to agree a new climate change deal. Caritas will be there and calls for a legally binding climate agreement.

Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland

By |16 November 2015|

The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.

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