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Pope Francis speaks in St. Peter's Square Oct. 15, 2022.

Analysis: What is behind the changes at Caritas Internationalis?

Nov 22, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis on Tuesday removed the entire leadership of Caritas Internationalis and appointed a temporary administrator to improve the organization’s... Read more

Statue of St. Peter on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis removes Caritas Internationalis leaders, appoints temporary administrator

Nov 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Tuesday removed the entire leadership of an international confederation of charities and appointed a temporary administrator to... Read more

Tetiana Stawnychy, president of Caritas Ukraine, speaks at a press conference in Rome, May 16, 2022.

‘This is going to be a long haul’: Ukraine’s Caritas groups help almost 1.5 million people as war rages on

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The aid offered so far is ‘just the beginning,’ said Caritas Ukraine president Tetiana Stawnychy. 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

An explosion in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Feb. 24, 2022.

Ukraine conflict: Catholic priest in Kyiv shares how Caritas is helping children find shelter

Mar 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘In my house, we have 37 people,’ Father Vyacheslav Grynevych said. Read more

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Hackers interrupt Catholic charity’s online press conference on Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Speakers were drowned out by a stream of obscenities. Read more

Caritas Internationalis homepage.

Caritas launches Ukraine fund drive, warning of a 'colossal humanitarian catastrophe'

Feb 24, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Caritas Internationalis launched an emergency appeal to provide relief to Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday, Feb. 24.  Read more

Gerard David's Triptych of Jan Des Trompes, 1505.

Priest denounces Spanish Caritas for Christological error

Jan 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Antonio María Domenech Guillén, a priest of the Diocese of Cuenca, harshly criticized Spanish Caritas for writing “nonsense” about... Read more

Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois speaks during a Caritas Internationalis webinar, Sept. 21, 2021.

Catholic cardinal says Haiti's 'catastrophic situation' led Haitians to U.S. border

Sep 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic cardinal, who was injured in Haiti’s recent earthquake, is also a leader in the recovery efforts for the... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

Jun 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots. Read more

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

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

Apr 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

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 Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, June 22, 2016.

Pope delivers weekly catechesis alongside his 'brother' refugees

Jun 22, 2016

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

Apr 20, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Aug 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

May 23, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

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

May 16, 2015

By Ann Schneible

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

May 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

May 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

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