Address: Head of the Diocese, Paroisse Sainte Dévote, 1 place Sainte Dévote
MC 98000 Monaco, Principality of Monaco
Telephone: +377 935 05 260 Fax: +377 933 02 48
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Caritas Monaco is a Church institution that coordinates and carries out its social action in the Principality of Monaco. It was founded in 1990 by Msgr Joseph Marie Sardou who was then Archbishop of Monaco. From its foundation until September 2007 it was directed by Canon Philippe Blanc, priest of the Cathedral of Monaco, and since then by Deacon Robert Ferrua. The Principality of Monaco consists of one archdiocese and six parishes. Our patron saints are Saint Martin de Porres, Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Blessed Oscar Romero. Our motto is “Caritas caresse de l’Amour de l’église, Caritas l’amour qui voit et agit (Caritas, the caress of the Church’s love, Caritas, the love that sees and acts).

Our main actions give priority to children around the world. In combating poverty and social inequality, we aim to encourage people to build a better world via various social programmes. In addition to financial assistance, our task involves an educational dimension and accompaniment of people with dignity, as well as assistance to the poorest and marginalised and sharing of solidarity and compassion.

During 2016 we worked together with Caritas Italiana after the terrible earthquake that hit central Italy. We have also joined forces to help migrants. Within the Confederation, we work jointly with Caritas Europa and have supported programmes at the Caritas from Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kosovo. At international level, we offered our help to Caritas Haiti after the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew.

Caritas Monaco continues to develop close relations with Catholic organisations and other Christian, inter-faith and lay organisations that share its vision. We ensure that the way we communicate within and beyond the Caritas Confederation is in accordance with our values and guiding principles.

We bear witness to our faith not just through words but also through deeds, the way we act in the world. We are the smallest Caritas worldwide, but our witness to the outside world entails openness, transparency and visibility.

Local partners: Office of International Cooperation – Principality of Monaco, Monaco Humanitarian Collective, Night Associations, Saint Devota Young Catholics Movement.

Overseas partners: ASASE – The Swiss Association of Friends of Sister Emmanuelle

Twinned with: Caritas Andorra

Establishment: CROSSBORDER CARITAS, jointly set up by Caritas Monaco, Caritas Italiana (diocese of Ventimiglia, San Remo), and Caritas France (Secours Catholique), diocese of Nice.

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