Italy and the G7 summit: is the 2030 agenda already losing momentum?
It is now almost 2 years since all countries approved the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. This approval marked an important milestone in the world’s history. It was the first time that all leading nations acknowledged the impact of human activity on climate...
Migrants and refugees on a rubber boat during a rescue operation - Photo: Andreas Soldaro/AFP
Statement on the EU’s approach to migration and the case of Italy Caritas Europa strongly condemns Member States’ lack of solidarity towards Italy. The country is delivering humanitarian assistance to children, women and men in desperate need who have...

Il coraggio non trema

Il coraggio non trema
It’s a sunny winter day. We are waiting close to the road beside some containers: it is the bar. On the other side of the road a highly damaged house. Uphill we see drawn on the blue sky the castle and the remainings of Arquata del Tronto. The...
Cartas Europa stands by the victims of Italy's quake
4 months after a series of intensive earthquakes fully destroyed several villages in northern Italy, Caritas Italy continues to serve the over 18,000 people who are still living in temporary shelters. Since the beginning of this emergency, Caritas’...
An earthquake in central Italy has caused severe destruction. Photo: Caritas Italiana
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around the Rieti region. The worst hit towns were Amatrice and Accumoli, with the epicentre in...

Data and testimony dossiers (DDTs) from Caritas Italy

Data and testimony dossiers (DDTs) from Caritas Italy
Since January 2015, Caritas Italy has been publishing DDTs, research booklets containing data and testimonies on a specific country. The aim of these DDTs is to focus on serious situations of poverty at international, regional and national level. Starting from the Social Doctrine of the Church, the DDTs...
The human cost of austerity: Poor people paying for a crisis they did not cause
Caritas Europa mourns loss of Monsegnor Giovanni Nervo
“Founders are important in the Church, as they understand the signs of the time, the needs of the people. They are lighthouses for others. We are grateful for Msgr Nervo’s service to the poor and to the Church. May the Lord now give him a special place...
 Caritas Italy launches new centre for earthquake victims
Caritas is launching a new community centre in Italy tomorrow after a powerful earthquake devastated L’Aquila. The centre, which has received over €31 million, will be launched to promote social, cultural and pastoral activities three years after the...
 Caritas responds to earthquake in Italy
Caritas Italiana is responding to an earthquake in Northern Italy, which killed at least seven people, caused serious damage to buildings in several towns and left about 3,000 people homeless. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the middle of Saturday...

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