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Monaco
Caritas Monaco

Caritas Monaco is a Church institution that coordinates and carries out its social action in the Principality of Monaco. It was founded in 1990 by Msgr Joseph Marie Sardou who was then Archbishop of Monaco. From its foundation until September 2007 it was directed by Canon Philippe Blanc, priest of the Cathedral of Monaco, and since then by Deacon Robert Ferrua.

Our main actions give priority to children around the world. In combating poverty and social inequality, we aim to encourage people via various social programmes to build a better world. In addition to financial assistance, our task involves an educational dimension and accompaniment of people with dignity, as well as assistance to the poorest and marginalised and sharing of solidarity and compassion.

Caritas continues to develop close relations with Catholic organisations and other Christian, inter-faith and lay organisations that share our vision.

We bear witness to our faith not just through words but also through deeds, the way we act in the world. This witness to the outside world entails openness, transparency and visibility. We ensure that the way we communicate within and beyond the Caritas confederation is in accordance with our values and guiding principles.

Local partners: Office of International Cooperation – Principality of Monaco, Monaco Humanitarian Collective, Associations Night, Saint Devota Young Catholics Movement.

Overseas partners: ASASE The Swiss Association of Friends of Sister Emmanuelle

Twinned with: Caritas Andorra

Creation: CROSSBORDER CARITAS – jointly created by Caritas Monaco, Caritas Italy (diocese of Ventimiglia, San Remo), Caritas France (Secours Catholique) diocese of Nice.

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