Caritas shares the mission of the Catholic Church to serve the poor and to promote charity, solidarity and justice among the people.
Faith in action
We are inspired by the Gospels, by the teachings of the Catholic Church and by the hopes of people living in poverty. We encourage everyone to respond to humanitarian disasters, to promote integral human development and to advocate on the causes of poverty and violence. We animate Catholic communities and all people of good will in solidarity with the suffering of their brothers and sisters living close to them as all around the world.
Caritas promotes integral human development so that people in the worst off and most disadvantaged communities are free to flourish and live in peace and dignity. We work to ensure that our natural environment is managed responsibly and sustainably in the interests of the entire human family.
Calling for a better world
Caritas seeks a world where the voices of the poor are heard and acted upon. This is a world not living under the “globalisation of indifference”, but where women and men of any race, religion, social condition could feel that they are part of a one human family, where all are caring for the others.