Encounter Solidarity


As Catholics, we recognize that prayer guides our actions, it binds us in solidarity to one another, and connects us more deeply with the grace that flows from God.

"Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity.” (Pope Francis, World Youth Day, July 25, 2013)

The number of people living on less than $1.25 per day has decreased dramatically in the past three decades, from half the citizens in the developing world in 1981 to 21% today.

In fiscal year 2014, CRS provided support to more than 2.7 million beneficiaries through 71 projects in more than 40 countries.


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