Saint John Paul II, Kraków, 18 August 2002
Religious Mission "CARITAS-SPES-ODESSA”
Odessa-Simferopol Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church
a charitable organization of the Roman Catholic Church
RM "Caritas-Spes-Odessa" based on the principles of the Christian faith brings love (lat. Caritas) to a person in need, giving a light of hope (lat. Spes).
The Religious Mission "Caritas-Spes" is a charitable organization, from 1995 engaged in the social service of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine. Its name is translated from Latin means "Love" and "Hope". Since 1999, the "Caritas-Spes" in Ukraine is a full member of the organization Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Europe. It has more than 30 branches in the 12th regions of Ukraine. RM "Caritas-Spes-Odessa" was created on 25th September 1999 and today covers those in need, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, social status or other characteristics.