... a harmonious society where everyone enjoys fullness of life
Beginning with the Poor
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... to advance the well-being of all through participatory measures in line with Catholic Social Teachings
Our Core Values
Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person;
Rights and Responsibilities;
Social Nature of Humanity;
The Common Good;
Option for the Poor;
What we Do
Over 5,883,960 lives in 643 communities spread across 35 states of Nigeria ... touched!
Board of Directors
Most Rev. Oliver Doeme
Bishop, Diocese of Maiduguri
Most Rev Peter Okpaleke
Bishop, diocese of Ekwulobia
Most Rev Mathew Ndagoso
Archbishop, Kaduna Archdiocese
Rev Fr Uchechukwu Obodoechina
Executive Secretary/CEO, Caritas Nigeria
Rev Fr. Zacharia Samjumi
Sec Gen, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Caritas Nigeria?Caritas Nigeria the an agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) for coordinating development and humanitarian interventions in Nigeria.
What is the meaning of Caritas?The word 'caritas' is derived from latin and means love or charity for all.
Is there Caritas in other countries?Caritas is a global brand and is a confederation of 166 member countries operating in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Just like you have Caritas Nigeria in Nigeria, so you also have Caritas Ghana and Caritas Germany.
How old is Caritas in Nigeria?Caritas Nigeria was incorporated in September 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). The Catholic Bishops
How does Caritas Nigeria work?Caritas Nigeria works with the the structure of the Church and its partners to carry out interventions. She has the mandate to coordinate the development and humanitarian activities of the Church.
Where can Caritas Nigeria work?Caritas Nigeria can work in any part of the country, especially in hard-to-reach areas and among under-served communities. She is an equal-opportunity employer meeting the needs of all beneficiaries irrespective of creed, status or race.
How does Caritas Nigeria Partner with other bodies?Caritas Nigeria partners with governmental and non-governmental entities. This also includes faith-based organizations (FBOs) from other denominations and religions.
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