Catholic Fund for Overseas Development CAFOD

Linked with Patricia Gaffney – England.

CAFOD’s vision and values: Underpinning CAFOD’s work is a deeply held set of values that are central to the organisation’s ethos and identity. We act based on principles of compassion, solidarity, stewardship and hope. Confronted by immense poverty and suffering, CAFOD’s most fundamental response is compassion. (full text).

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  • CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
  • CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962.
  • CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world’s resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion.
  • CAFOD is a member of the Caritas International Federation, a worldwide network of Catholic relief and development organisations.
  • CAFOD raises funds from the Catholic community in England and Wales, the UK government and the general public so that it can promote long-term development, helping people in need to bring about change for themselves through development and relief work. (full text).

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