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The Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Bamberg is the umbrella organization of Caritas in Upper Franconia and parts of Central Franconia.

It summarizes the charitable and social organizations and activities that exist in the Archdiocese of Bamberg within the framework of the Catholic Church. Its jurisdiction covers roughly Upper Franconia and the northern half of Middle Franconia. It represents the concerns of over 800 social services and institutions with more than 12,000 full-time employees, around 12,500 volunteers and up to 220,000 clients. He sees himself as a lawyer for the disadvantaged and in need of help and advocates their interests in the social and socio-political area.

The Diocesan Caritas Association supports people in need with individual financial grants and loans. To this end, he administers several aid funds.

For full-time and voluntary workers in the social field, the Diocesan Caritas Association offers a wide-ranging program of training, further education and training with many interesting events.

The Diocesan Caritas Association supports the organizations affiliated with it by giving their services and facilities and their employees expert advice.

The Diocesan Caritas Association informs the public about the work of Caritas, takes part in the social discussion and contributes to the formation of opinion on social issues.

“I need a representation of the nurses similar to the medical association.” State Secretary Andreas Westerfellhaus, the federal government's nursing agent, closed the discussion with an appeal. “You are the largest professional group in the healthcare sector. You have to put more pressure on by showing more solidarity with one another. "


“Strengthen your neighborhood!” This is the motto of Neighbors' Day on May 28, 2021. All over Germany, signs are being set for good and lively neighborhoods! Because the last year in particular has shown how important neighborhood cohesion and local commitment are. The Caritas volunteer center “join in!” Is also involved and calls for participation.


Appropriate remuneration for all caregivers and a limitation of the financial participation of those in need of care in the costs are essential demands of Caritas for a reform of care. The deputy diocesan Caritas director Ursula Kundmüller therefore welcomes the fact that there is now a legislative proposal on the table that at least accommodates both concerns.


Congratulations from Africa brought on the 100th anniversary of the Diocesan Caritas Association Abbé Patrice. The close connection between Caritas in the Archdiocese of Bamberg and the partner diocese of Thiès in Senegal was the focus of a service that was celebrated in the Bamberg Church of St. Martin.


Creating solidarity in society is one of the main goals of Caritas. Therefore, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Diocesan Caritas Association, she takes part in Maisel's FunRun in Bayreuth. Because running competitions are not allowed to take place due to the corona pandemic, the Bayreuth District Caritas Association has organized a digital Caritas Fun Run.


Look. Act. Warmth.

100 years of the Diocesan Caritas Association in Bamberg.
We are all currently facing major social and private challenges. The corona pandemic acts like a fire accelerator: people have existential fears and are powerless to face their problems. People come to the parishes and the institutions and services of Caritas with their problems. You need support and help. Parishes and Caritas support, advise and open up ways out of emergencies. The Church has a tradition of helping people in difficulty. 100 years ago, parishes and charitable associations founded the Diocesan Caritas Association in the Archdiocese of Bamberg. He should coordinate and organize help.


Without Caritas there would be no church - in the Archdiocese of Bamberg we are the sponsors of a total of 770 charitable and social institutions
with approx. 220,000 clients, residents, carers and students. In addition to 11,000 full-time employees
Employees support us around 12,500 volunteers. The Diocesan Caritas Association Bamberg
comprises 14 Caritas city and district associations that offer various services for those seeking help and those in need.

Here you can get an impression of our projects and offers.