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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

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?

May 5, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Nov 20, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

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