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Pope Francis May 1, 2019.

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

May 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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 general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

The Holy Spirit came as fire, not a schedule, Pope Francis tells Catholic charity

May 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday condemned an exaggerated focus on plans and agendas which do not leave room for the spontaneous work... Read more

Catholic aid group to set up kidney dialysis clinic in Guadalajara

Mar 7, 2019

In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is... Read more

Trevi fountain.

Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies

Jan 14, 2019

After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will... Read more

Delivery of medical kits for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

How Catholic Relief Services is helping amid DRC Ebola outbreak

May 22, 2018

After 26 confirmed deaths have been attributed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic Relief Services... Read more

Caritas Venezuela warns that 280,000 children could die of malnutrition

Oct 31, 2017

Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lebanon at Harissa, Lebanon.

Christians play vital role in Middle East – the view from Lebanon

Oct 24, 2017

The Church in Lebanon is working to aid the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the great majority of whom... Read more

Damaged temples in Bhaktapur, Nepal, following the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Photo courtesy of the Nepal Jesuit Society.

Nepalis show resilience one year after devastating earthquake

May 2, 2016

Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake... Read more

Caritas Spain is helping more than 2,000 women leave prostitution

Mar 16, 2016

According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle takes part in a conference at the Pontifical Council For Laity in Rome on Feb. 6, 2015.

Cardinal Tagle, the first Caritas Internationalis president from Asia

May 14, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is the new president of Caritas Internationalis. The general assembly of the umbrella organization... Read more

Pastoral care given to children of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.

Ebola cases are dropping, but it's 'still too early to rejoice'

Mar 18, 2015

As the number of Ebola cases continue to fall in West Africa, survivors of the nightmarish outbreak are expressing cautious... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Msusa of Blantyre and Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga distribute food to flood victims in Malawi's Thyolo district, March 10, 2015.

Malawian bishops visit flooded areas, showing solidarity and delivering aid

Mar 11, 2015

Malawi's bishops are making solidarity visits to areas in the country's southern and central regions to deliver aid items collected... Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, which closed in August after several staff died of Ebola. Photo courtesy of Caritas Internationalis.

Save Catholic clinics in Africa – they may be the only ones to fight Ebola

Nov 7, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Caritas officials have urged that in facing the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, efforts should be focused on keeping Catholic... Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia closed after eight staff members died of Ebola. Photo courtesy of Caritas Internationalis.

Ebola orphans and other woes: What the Church in West Africa faces

Oct 28, 2014

By Elise Harris

A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in... Read more

Caritas Internationalis secretary general Michel Roy speaks with CNA in Rome Sept. 17, 2014.

Weapons, low funding hinder Middle East humanitarian aid

Sep 20, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East,... Read more

Screenshot from Caritas Internationalis' video for its initiative to end world hunger.

Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Sep 3, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help... Read more

Church on front line against Ebola outbreak, official says

Aug 7, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy... Read more

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

Dec 10, 2013

By Elise Harris

Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging... Read more


Priest devoted to helping AIDS patients dies in Chile

Jan 7, 2013

Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for... Read more


Poverty in Spain comparable to post-war Europe, charity reports

Jun 6, 2012

Julio Beamonte, the director of Catholic charity Caritas in Madrid, warned that current poverty levels in Spain are rivaling those... Read more