Renovabis is the solidarity initiative of the German Catholics with the people in Central and Eastern Europe. Renovabis was founded in March 1993 by the German Bishops’ Conference, on the suggestion of the Central Committee of German Catholics (Germany’s largest lay organization).
Thus, it is the youngest of the six catholic world church relief organizations in Germany: Misereor, Adveniat, Renovabis, Missio, Caritas International, Kindermissionswerk „Die Sternsinger“.
The name originates from psalm 104: „You (God) will renew the face of the earth“, Latin: renovabis faciem terrae.
Renovabis is active in 29 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.