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.
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 March 2026
Caritas Denmark is certified against the CHS for its humanitarian mandate since 2018.