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A house is completely destroyed after being burned by Hamas militants during the attack at Kibbutz Be'eri, near the border with Gaza on Oct. 11, 2023, in Be'eri, Israel.

Caritas Jerusalem suspends activities in Gaza and Israel but announces emergency plan

Oct 11, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Caritas Jerusalem, which serves the needs of people in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem, reported that some of... Read more

Priests celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Canadian bishops to meet Monday to discuss euthanasia, protection of minors

Sep 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The 2023 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will take place Sept. 25–28 just outside of... Read more

A man looks at the rubble of homes in the village of Talat N’Yaaqoub south of Marrakech in Morocco on Sept. 11, 2023. The quake that struck the country on Sept. 8 killed at least 2,122 people, injured more than 2,400 others, and flattened entire villages.

Pope Francis urges faithful to ‘be close to the people of Morocco’ in wake of earthquake

Sep 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The country was hit by a 6.8-magnitude quake overnight on Friday, with the death toll rapidly climbing to upward of... Read more

Caritas Chile has launched a campaign in support of those affected by recent floods in the central-southern areas of the country.

Caritas Chile launches campaign to aid victims of heavy rains, flooding

Jun 28, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The area has been inundated with heavy rains, causing the Maule River to overflow with at least two deaths and... Read more

Lybicheva Nina, 72, along with her grandchildren receives food items during a distribution to about 3,000 people by the local branch of Caritas Internationalis, a Catholic charity organization, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 27, 2022.

Drama swirls as Caritas Internationalis delegates prepare to elect new leaders

May 10, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Calling it a “brutal power grab,” an ousted general secretary of the Vatican’s global charity has written a letter criticizing... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

Ortega shuts down Catholic aid organization Caritas Nicaragua

Mar 9, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The charity provided food for the country’s poorest people, donations of crutches and prostheses, delivered medicines at low cost, among... Read more

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023.

Catholic priest from Ukraine gives Pope Francis cross made out of war rubble

Feb 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic priest and his team have worked tirelessly to provide food, shelter, protection, and health and psychological support to... Read more

The exhibition “Crucified Ukraine” showing a reproduction of an underground shelter.

CNA visited Ukraine before Christmas. This is what we found

Dec 9, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A tale of four cities and how they are coping with war as winter looms. Read more

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Caritas Algeria closes at government’s behest

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Church in Algeria announced Sunday that the country has ordered the Church’s aid organization Caritas Algeria to cease its... Read more

A woman carrying a child walks along a street during a heavy rainfall in the flood-hit Dera Allah Yar town in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan province, Pakistan, on Aug. 30, 2022. Aid efforts ramped up across flooded Pakistan to help tens of millions of people affected by relentless monsoon rains that have submerged a third of the country and claimed more than 1,100 lives.

Pakistani Church leaders call for help for flood victims amid national emergency

Aug 30, 2022

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

More than 1,100 people have been killed, and more than 33 million people have been displaced or affected in some... Read more

A Caritas-Spes worker brings aid to people near Kyiv, Ukraine.

‘Our hands have become like wings’: Catholic charity workers bring aid to Kyiv region

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Caritas-Spes distributed five tonnes of food in recently liberated areas. Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle laments killing of Caritas workers in Mariupol

Apr 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘We honor the sacrifice of humanitarian workers by praying for them and their families,’ he said. Read more

The office of Caritas Mariupol in Ukraine.

7 people killed at Caritas office in besieged city of Mariupol

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Two female staff members of Caritas Mariupol were said to be among the dead. Read more

Fr. Marcin Iżycki, director of Caritas Poland, speaks during a press conference on the Belarus border crisis.

Caritas Poland leader: We’ll help those in need for as long as Belarus border crisis lasts

Nov 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic Church in Belarus is also aiding migrants at the border. Read more

The flag of Canada.

Canadian bishops' charitable arm to end partnerships with groups in conflict with Catholic teaching

Mar 2, 2021

The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development... Read more

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Catholic leaders urge EU to be guided by solidarity in vaccine distribution

Feb 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic leaders in Europe have urged the European Union to be guided by solidarity, fraternity, and social justice as it... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Belarus.

Authorities in Belarus stall Catholic charity initiative to help low-income families

Feb 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A decision by the authorities in Belarus has left a Catholic charity unable to pursue an initiative aimed at helping poor... Read more

Amid Argentina food crisis, Caritas aims to help

Jan 15, 2020

Amid a continuing economic crisis in Argentina, the Catholic relief agency Caritas is working to provide food for thousands of... Read more

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome.

Pope Francis visits a local charity in Rome with a message of solidarity

Nov 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the... Read more

Residents wade through flood waters in Karachi, Pakistan July 31, 2019.

Amid extreme flooding in Pakistan, Catholic volunteers step up

Aug 8, 2019

A 52-year-old Caritas volunteer helped rescue more than two dozen families from a recent flood in Karachi, Pakistan.  Read more