The True Know How in Armenian Caritas
By Fr. Joseph Galstyan , Master in Theology, Spiritual Adviser for the staff of Armenian Caritas, appointed by His Excellency Raphael Minassyan - Archbishop of Armenian Catholics of Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Eastern Europe, General President of Armenian Caritas. We, the clerics, the lay specialists and volunteers working for...
For Europe and for Caritas: Populorum Progressio, after 50 years, more topical than ever
By Jorge Nuño Mayer Jorge Nuño Mayer started in Caritas 30 years ago, working and volunteering since then at parish, diocesan, national and European level of the organisation. Since 2010, he is the Secretary General of Caritas Europa. For Jorge, Caritas is an expression of his Christian faith...
Honouring the social service and care workers who contribute to the wellbeing of vulnerable people in Europe
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day of 8 March, I’d like to pay tribute to the many social service providers – the vast majority of whom are women – who are dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable individuals and families in our society. In a...

Il coraggio non trema

Il coraggio non trema
One year after a devastating earthquake wiped out several villages in the Apenine region in Italy, Caritas remembers the victims and continues supporting the efforts of the survivors to rebuild their community. Caritas Europa's Secretary General, Jorge Nuño Mayer, visited the area a few months after the quake...
Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter
Winter time clearly highlights the vulnerable situation of people who struggle to deal with extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true for migrants and refugees. And this year this is truer than ever as the situation in Greece and Serbia shows. According to the Director of Caritas Greece,...

Caritas Georgia lives with the grassroots people

Caritas Georgia's director Anahit Mkhoyan visits children at a Caritas programme - Photo: Caritas Georgia
Since its creation 22 years ago, Caritas Georgia has always been living with its beneficiaries. The inspiration stemming from grassroots people has been reflected in the many successful projects implemented by the organisation. During the past years, Caritas Georgia has experienced changes that have turned into remarkable moments,...

Solidarity is the key to the migration deadlock

Photo: Arie Kievit/Cordaid
In 2016, 374,802 migrants arrived to Europe of whom 351,080 came by sea and 23,722 travelled by land[1]. 2016 marked the deadliest year for the Mediterranean route with at least 4,715 people losing their lives. Those who survived their odyssey and who are now stranded somewhere in the...

Turning injustice into justice!

Caritas Europa Learning Paths module
Caritas Ukraine at the Advocacy Learning Path “Injustice” is a word that has a very broad meaning and that exists in every society. It can be seen everywhere. Injustice triggers negative feelings in most people. However, the majority ignore it and tries to avoid thinking about it. They...

Catholic Social Teaching: Participation

Caritas worker helping the citizens
“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades."...

"Change is fun, stress is positive, fear is healthy”

Participants are involving in the workshops
Caritas Internationalis in its vision, gives reference to Pope John Paul II, who said: “The development of people depends on a recognition that the human race is a single family working together…” Considering all human races as a family which surpasses the borders, focusing on the power of...

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