Caritas North America consists of three organisations from the United States and Canada.
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Development and Peace (Canada) have many tens of thousands of individual members and provide some of the largest emergency response, development, advocacy and other programmes to the united work of Caritas Internationalis. They work together with the Caritas Latin America and Caribbean region on common initiatives such as migration, peacebuilding and social and economic justice.
Humanity isn’t made up of the most powerful leaders, the richest people or the people who shout the loudest. Caritas has created a giant collage of faces which includes many different and contrasting faces as part of its Share the Journey campaign on the culture of encounter.
More than 400 people from 146 Caritas organisations gathered in Rome for the 21st Caritas General Assembly, an event designed for delegates to come together in solidarity and decide new ways to serve the most vulnerable around the world.