As a Catholic Church service whose mission is to support the most fragile, the association – founded in 1946 – is focused on the French territory and overseas and provides support in over 70 countries and territories in line with the worldwide network Caritas Internationalis. Catholic Relief tackles all the causes of poverty, inequality and exclusion . The association appeals to the public and public authorities and proposes solutions in duration. It places at the heart of its action the participation of people together and strengthening the ability of all to act together.