Principles of the Caritas in Veritate Foundation

With respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Foundation promotes:

The dignity of the human person...
Free and responsible.
The family…
As the centre and source of social life, the first and vital cell of society.
Solidarity…
Which binds all human beings together and makes us responsible to one another.
The common good…
Based on a just international order, as the purpose driving all political and economic activity.
Subsidiarity…
Which ensures the common good at all levels of society.
The value of human life…
A firm commitment to protect all human life from its beginning to its end.
The value of human labour…
The value of human labour rooted in the fulfilment of the worker as a person.
The universal destination of goods and private property…
The necessary balance between private property and the universal destination of goods.
A preferential option…
For the poor and the marginalized.