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Caritas Denmark

Caritas Denmark is the humanitarian relief organisation of the Catholic church. The organisation was founded in 1947 and is one of Denmark’s oldest humanitarian organisations.

Collaboration and resources:

Our work is based on a Christian view of human nature regardless of political or religious affiliation or ethnicity. We are part of the global Caritas network which works closely together with secular and church-based organisations in more than 200 countries and territories.

Church affiliation:

Caritas is founded in the Roman-Catholic church in Denmark consisting of about 40,000 Catholics in 40 parishes. All congregations have a Caritas representative and Caritas works closely together with the 22 Catholic schools in Denmark and Denmark’s Young Catholics (DUK).

The Flame Cross as our symbol:

Our name and logo signal our affiliation with the strong international network of Caritas Internationalis (CI). Caritas means love or charity – one of the three theological virtues. The Flame Cross symbolises charity.


certification valid until September 2021

Caritas Denmark is certified against the CHS for its humanitarian mandate since 2017.


Caritas Danmark latest audit reports

Mid-term audit 2019

summary report 2019-12

Maintenance audit 2018

summary report 2018-11

Initial audit 2017

summary report 2018-04


Caritas Denmark audit, Kenya, 2019
Caritas Denmark audit, Bangladesh, 2019
Caritas Denmark audit, Bangladesh, 2019

Type of organisation

Certified since