Caritas Italiana is a pastoral organisation of the Italian Bishop’s Conference. It connects 220 diocesan Caritas,committed in their daily activities to support the most vulnerable people. Caritas Italiana is engaged in many areas including: peace, old and new forms of poverty, volunteering, civil service, immigration, mental health and homelessness. Caritas Italiana carries out research on the causes of poverty and prepares analysis of those in need, so that can encourage civil institutions to take the appropriate actions through legislation.     Caritas Italiana works as part of the Church to raise awareness on issues around charity, care for those in need and promote the importance of concrete actions for the poor.Caritas Italiana coordinates various initiatives and charitable actions, inspired by Christian values and Church teaching.