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Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.

CRS Mission Statement

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:

  • Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
  • Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

Twinning Relationship with Archdiocese of Camaguey, Cuba

Since 1990, with the assistance and support of CRS the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has had a global solidarity partnership with the Archdiocese of Camaguey, Cuba. This partnership seeks to nurture a lasting and meaningful relationship with the Catholic Church in this part of Cuba.

If you would like to learn more about this partnership, please contact Chuck Boehm at ChuckBoehm@aol.com or 317-889-3716


CRS Archdiocese of Indianapolis contact:

Theresa Chamblee - tchamblee@archindy.org 317-236-1404

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