Caritas Ticino

Caritas Ticino is a non-profit organization based in Ticino, Switzerland.


The Latin word Caritas (or Charitas) defines culture in the Christian dimension of love of God and human beings, [1] and has been adopted as the name of the charitable organizations / social [2] that have developed in the Western world. In Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland , in 1942 the Bishop Angelo Giuseppe Jelmini created a diocesan Caritas, Caritas Ticino, to address the social problems of the post war period and especially in relation to refugees from war. Over the decades the organization has grown from the welfare state of the Republic and Canton of Ticino. In particular, it is an employment program for the employment of persons with disabilities in the employment of persons with disabilities in the employment of persons with disabilities. The thought that drives social action organization refers to the Catholic social teaching of the church, and in particular the 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate of Pope Benedict XVI , in addition to the lines left by the Bishop of Lugano, Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugano , Eugenio Corecco in 1992. [3]


” Caritas is called the world of the industry and its interventions in the social field .” The second is to oversupply, the excess is the love of Christ for the sake of the world. God’s love makes it look better and better. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est
  2. Jump up^ ARS CARITATIS, The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
  3. Jump up^ Eugenio Corecco a Vescovo and the Sua Chiesa vol.2 di Ernesto William Will ed. Cantagalli 2005 pag. 38
  4. Jump up^ Eugenio Corecco in “Diocese of Lugano and Carità: dalla storia uno sguardo al futuro” pag. 206

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