Carità Politica founded by Alfredo Luciani in 1993
definitively approved by the Holy See on 8 December 2001
established by the Italian Government on 27 July 2001
Headquarters: Via delle Milizie, 140 - 00192 - Rome Italy
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Art. 3 - The activity of the International Association Missionaries of Political Charity is carried out through:

  • a) a Master's Degree of specialisation in the Social Doctrine of the Church;
  • b) research and collection of documents in co-operation with other institutions;
  • c) conventions, seminars, debates, conferences and exhibitions at national and international level;
  • d) meetings, conventions study seminars and other ways of co-operation with the diplomatic staff accredited to the Holy See;
  • e) international co-operation on initiatives of consulting, education and exchanges of experiences;
  • f) courses of education and training aiming to coach professionals in line with the labour market, also looking after taking care of teachers, instructors and organisers;
  • g) contacts with other bodies, institutions and associations having the same aim, in order to set up co-ordinated cultural initiatives;
  • h) publication and popularisation of the activities' results carried out at national and international level.
  • i) this is a non-profit association.

Art. 4 - Belonging to the International Association Missionaries of Political Charity and deeply connected with it, there is the Superior Institute of Political Charity.
The Institute has an international nature and its goals are:

  • to improve Ecclesiastics and Lay people in the Social Doctrine of the Church and in its application;
  • to ensure an appropriate moral and cultural education to those, who want to devote themselves to social and political activities;
  • to foster, at post-university level, the study of social, economic, political and juridical sciences with reference to the religious faiths.

Art. 5 - The International Association Missionaries of Political Charity explicates its activity principally in two distinct but integral moments: formative and operative.

Art. 6 - The formative moment involves:

  • a) the spiritual formation of all its effective and sympathiser members in accord with the Christian spiritual tradition, which has Christ as its centre and goal in the fullness of his mysteries and the integrity of the values of his message proclaimed and protected by the Church;
  • b) the cultural education is understood as knowledge and deepening of political, social, cultural and Christian Social doctrine; as specific competence for carrying out and evaluating political activity according to the principles of Christian wisdom; as the testimony and transparency of faith, of which it is bearer.

Art. 7 - The operative moment presupposes all the requisites of the formative moment and goes beyond it to include the commitment, the dedication, the spirit of service, so that political activity may be truly an exercise demanding charity in favour of the brethren and of the entire community, in particular in favour of the weaker and poorer categories of people; so that society may have just, efficient and functional laws and orientations , so that to everybody and everyone there may be guaranteed integral growth under the condition of equality and solidarity.
In order to reach all these goals the Association provides to set up national and international bodies and companies with didactic and operational function, within the economic, financial, industrial and labour field, taking particular care of the co-operation with the developing countries.

Art. 8 - The official organ for the co-ordination and information is the periodical called "Già e non ancora" [Already And Not Yet].