Caritas-Spes, which means "Love" and "Hope" in Latin, realizes a calling of the Catholic Church to give the material and mental help to the neediest people.
Members of the stuff and volunteers of the organization carry out the Christian service mission (deacony), which is the way the Church represents itself to the world.
Caritas-Spes was founded by the Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine in May 1995 and was registered by the State Committee on religious issues in September 24, 1996.
The official name is "Caritas-Spes" Religious Mission of Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
Since 1999, Caritas-Spes Ukraine is a member of Caritas Internationalis as well as Caritas Europa.
Today Caritas-Spes Ukraine has over 30 centers in 12 regions of Ukraine.
Caritas-Spes respects dignity of people and gives help to people, who are in financial or moral-spiritual need, regardless their, social, racial and national belongings.
Being guided by principles of Christian dogmas, Caritas-Spes brings mercy to people in need giving the light of hope.
All projects of the organization are directed on the spiritual development of a person.
The welfare should only satisfy necessary requirements.
The spiritual support gives people hope and wakes a desire to change their own lives, helping themselves and opening on possibility of helping one's neighbour.
Caritas-Spes believe in wealth of personality and defense of the main human rights.
The society should not ignore unfortunates, but should perceive them as people, who need help.
Caritas-Spes helps all, who are unfortunate, regardless, their religion or national background.
Following the equality principle, workers of the organization set an example for the Ukrainian society
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