European governments must take into account role of family as key pillar for sustainable social models
Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Family Caritas Europa reminds European state governments about the importance of protecting family life. Families have a central role in any sustainable and inclusive social model as they create and...
Investing in Children Recommendations: Caritas Europa joins civil society reponse to European Commission - Picture: Jindrich Streit, Caritas Czech Republic
Caritas Europa is of the opinion that the European Commission's staff working document of the implementation of the 2013 Investing in Children Recommendations is a good starting point to develop further actions to take, both at national and EU level...
Mgr. Victor Grech
Key-note speech delivered at Caritas Europa's Spring Academy on Monday 03 March 2017, by Mgr. Victor Grech With this synthetic presentation about the great Encyclical “The Development of People”, including a special emphasis on integral human development...
The Contribution and Legacy of Populorum Progressio
Lecture on Populorum Progressio in Glasgow on Saturday 18 March 2017, by Donal Dorr A brief word about the background to this document. Two great social encyclicals were issued by Pope John XXIII: Mater et Magistra in 1961, the year before the Second...
Duncan MacLaren
By Duncan MacLaren Integral Human Development is in vogue. In January 2017, Pope Francis merged the competences of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum , the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants...
The spiritual component of the integral human development for Caritas employees and volunteers
By Edgar Vulpe The fundamental meaning in the analysis of any phenomena is determined by the perception paradigm and by the postulates proposed on the basis of it. No matter how convincing and reasonable our arguments are, we still have to admit that the...
Populorum communio - Communion between peoples
Pastoral letter from the bishops of Belgium for the occasion of 50 years of Populorum Progressio of Pope Paul VI Appeared in the series of Declarations of the Bishops of Belgium, no. 40 On 26 March (Easter) 1967, Pope Paul VI released his encyclical...
Volunteer from NGO Gipsy Eyes at European Parliament in Strasbourg, Caritas solifest event in December 2011 - Photo: Elodie Perriot - Secours Catholique - Caritas France
Caritas Europa is strongly committed to the European project that the founding fathers devised in the aftermath of World War II. Inspired by their Christian values, the founders established an unprecedented space of peace, freedom and socio-economic...
Caritas emergency point in Adviika, Eastern Ukraine - Photo: Caritas Ukraine
This morning, during the 34 th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Caritas delivered a statement concerning the worrying situation in Ukraine. This statement, prepared by our colleagues in Caritas Ukraine, warns about...
Photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas Internationalis
Caritas Europa finds it shameful how the EU-Turkey deal has left thousands of people stranded in inhumane and degrading conditions in Greece, inevitably resulting in others taking more dangerous routes to seek protection in the EU. “The EU cannot...

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