Global Movement

Working in Solidarity for a Fairer World

Caritas is a global movement working in solidarity for a fairer world. It is inspired by the example of Christian faith and Catholic social teaching.

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    Caritas Internationalis

    is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas Internationalis is the biggest network of Catholic charities in the world devoted to reducing poverty and campaigning for social justice.
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    Caritas Europa

    brings together 49 organisations. They focus their activities on issues relating to poverty and social inequality as well as immigration and asylum both inside and outside the European Union. This network works alongside European institutions, EU member states and many different public and private partners. 
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    Caritas Germany

    The German Caritas Association is the umbrella organisation for the many diocesan, regional and community Caritas associations, the specialised charity organisations, the central specialised organisations representing charity facilities joined together on the basis of their field of work and the supra-diocesan orders in Germany. Each of these organisations is legally independent and responsible for its own service areas.
  • Caritas international
    The International Department of Caritas Germany performs the international relief work of Germany’s largest Catholic welfare organisation. We provide disaster relief on a global scale together with a closely knit network of 162 independent national Catholic welfare associations.

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Central Specialised Organisations



Specialised Charity Organisations


Diocesan Associations

Caritas in the German Dioceses

About us

Caritas Association

Creating a just society in Germany