As caritas, we bear the responsibility to “uphold the Catholic Identity of Caritas as an essential service of the church to the poor”. Moreover, we also have tasks in hand to promote and strengthen the in-country coordination and leadership role/function of the national caritas in the spirit of the social teachings of the church and under the guidance of Bishops’ Conferences and members of the church hierarchy in every country.
Caritas MOs in Asia region are looking at a stronger collaboration with other faith-based organizations and local church in the effort to facilitate the works and voice of grass root communities to be re-echoed at the parish, diocese, national and regional levels through:
- Promote reflection and sharing on the catholic social teaching and fundamental basis of the caritas identity
- Promote peace and harmony through ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.