Europe can  take the lead  against global indifference towards migrants
Press statement on the occasion of the International Migrants Day 2017 On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, Caritas Europa urges European leaders to implement migration policies that are in line with European core values. In light of the...
Contributions of the Social Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on Migration
By Jorge E. Castillo Guerra Abstract This article searches for contributions provided by the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church to avoid suffering and death under migrants, that, following Pope Francis, are provoked from a ‘culture of rejection...
Migration crisis: A crisis of our hearts? Anthropological and Ethical reflections on migration and multiculturalism in Europe
By Maryana Hnyp The theme of migrants that are reaching out to the European countries in search of relief from natural disasters, war or poverty is today probably one of the most contested political and social topics discussed globally. The overflow of...
Refugee and migrant camp in Moria, Greece, where some 6500 people are confined in dire conditions. Photo: w.porcellato/collettivofotosocial
Every 10 December, we commemorate the International Human Rights Day with a renewed belief and focus on ensuring that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights", as it is written in article one of the Universal Declaration of Human...

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Volunteers make real change! Picture: Young Caritas Switzerland
Statement on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day Today, on the International Volunteer Day, Caritas Europa extends its most sincere appreciation to all volunteers, who selflessly dedicate themselves to serving others, to taking action and...
Caritas Czech Republic Secretary General Jakub Licka receiving the European Citizen's Prize at the European Parliament - Picture: European Parliament
Caritas Czech Republic was awarded the European Citizen’s Prize 2017 by the European Parliament for its long-standing work with the poor and suffering people. MEP Tomáš Zdechovský (EPP), who nominated Caritas Czech Republic, said that the reason behind...
Join Pope Francis in putting words into action to end poverty! Picture: www.anak-tk.org
Statement on the occasion of the First World Day of the Poor Yesterday, Sunday 19 November, Christian communities commemorated the first World Day of the Poor. Named by Pope Francis, he is calling on everybody to show solidarity with people in need “ If...
Press statement After his participation in the Social Summit on Jobs and Growth, Caritas Europa’s Secretary General Jorge Nuño Mayer said that “ the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights is the beginning of an important work for both the...
Seize the opportunity and use the Pillar of Social Rights to end youth poverty Picture: Jindrich Streit - Caritas Czech Republic
Press release Caritas Europa made a strong call in favour of the European Pillar of Social Rights today at a press conference where it presented the results of a survey on youth poverty, conducted by 17 national Caritas organisations in Europe. The...
SINKIES - single income, no kids. The new European phenomenon of youth poverty Picture: Jindrich Streit - Caritas Czech Republic
Press release A recent survey on youth poverty conducted by Caritas in 17 European countries warns of increasing poverty among Europe’s youth. It also uncovers the appearance of a new social phenomenon, the SINKIES, that has a devastating impact on...

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