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Cardinal Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015.

Cardinal Tagle urges leaders to ensure healthcare for all in coronavirus crisis

In his Easter message, the president of Caritas Internationalis called on governments to ensure access to healthcare and social protections... Read more

Pope Francis May 1, 2019.

Make charity more of an encounter, less of a 'service,' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis told members of a global charitable group Monday that real charity is about encountering Christ in the poor... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, June 22, 2016.

Pope delivers weekly catechesis alongside his 'brother' refugees

Joined closely by just over a dozen refugees at his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that in following Jesus’... Read more

AIDS orphans Dominic, 7, and her sister Reticia, 10, standing between parent's graves in this December 2000 file photo.

Medicine, education, solidarity: how HIV-infected children can have a future

The goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat is achievable if attention is focused on children infected with... Read more

Greece in crisis – and what Catholics are doing to help

As Greece's financial and political situation reaches a fever pitch in complexity, Caritas has stepped up and is offering help... Read more

Monsoon lightning.

A drastic threat looms for an already ravaged Nepal – the rain season

With 3-4 months of heavy rain at their doorstep, Nepal citizens who have been without shelter for nearly a month... Read more

Ocean Sea Coast Nature (CC0 1.0).

Population control won't solve climate change, Caritas official says

Controlling populations is not the answer in fighting poverty and protecting the environment, says a leading official for the Catholic... Read more

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Cyprus archbishop, Caritas presidential prospect: caring for creation means putting people first

Maronite Archbishop Joseph Soueif of Cyprus, one of two candidates to be the next president of Caritas International, has said... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Caritas Internationalis in St. Peter's Basilica on May 12, 2015.

You are not just aid workers – you are witnesses to Christ, Pope tells Caritas

On Tuesday Pope Francis told global representatives of Caritas International that true service is about welcoming God and others, and... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila participates in a conference at the Pontifical Council for the Laity, in Rome, Feb. 6, 2015.

Will Cardinal Tagle be the next president of international Caritas?

Two sources who work in Vatican charities told CNA on Tuesday that Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila will likely be... Read more

Syrian refugee and Caritas Jordan volunteer Amer Fahd Al Naser, his wife Noor and their sons at their apartment in Jordan, Oct. 27, 2014.

Amid Syrian refugee relief, Christians and Muslims find fellowship

A Syrian Muslim refugee aided by the Catholic relief agency Caritas Jordan now volunteers to help other refugees, saying the... Read more