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Catholics celebrate one year of Laudato Si'

21 Jun 2016   |   Media release

As the one year anniversary of the release of Laudato Si' approaches, former Caritas Internationalis President, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will visit Perth on June 22. He will echo Pope Francis’ call to take action in our personal lives and as members of school, church, and wider communities to tackle climate change.… Continue reading


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  • Project Compassion 2016 - Learning More, Creating Change

    9 Jun 2016   |   Media release   |   Project Compassion

    This year, Caritas Australia’s major fundraiser Project Compassion, held nationally in thousands of Catholic schools, parishes and communities, marks 50 years of empowering the world’s poorest people with the opportunity to learn, grow and create change. As the end of Project Compassion draws near with just two weeks to go, it’s still not too late to fundraise or donate to this year’s Project Compassion.

  • Faith-based organisations play a vital role in emergencies

    25 May 2016

    President of Caritas Internationalis Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle spoke of the vital role faith-based organisations play in emergencies, as he addressed a Special Session on Religious Engagement at the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey this week.

  • Sri Lanka floods and landslide

    23 May 2016   |   Emergency Relief

    Heavy inter monsoonal rains resulting from Cyclone ‘Roanu’ have resulted in floods, landslides, and strong winds. More than 400,000 people have been affected while almost 50,000 families have found refuge in 375 safe locations.

  • Caritas welcomes Labor Party's pledge to reverse aid cuts

    23 May 2016   |   Media release

    Caritas Australia welcomes the aid funding announcement by the Australian Labor Party today. If elected, the ALP has committed to immediately re-instate the $224 million cut from the official Australian aid program in the recent Federal Budget.

  • Emergency relief reaches drought-affected communities in Papua New Guinea

    4 May 2016   |   Emergency Relief

    Since last year, communities in Papua New Guinea have been experiencing a prolonged drought as a result of the El Nino weather pattern. Caritas Australia is supporting communities with emergency relief supplies in response to this dire situation.

  • Aid cuts signal shift to an insular Australia

    3 May 2016   |   Media release

    Caritas Australia has expressed deep disappointment in this year’s federal budget, specifically the decision to cut even deeper into an already diminished Australian official aid program.

  • Darth Vader proves a force for good at St James’, Coorparoo

    29 Apr 2016   |   Caritas in the news

    John Bates is the school principal at St James', Coorparoo in Brisbane. He challenged his students to surpass their previous year's Project Compassion fundarising tally. If they did he would dress up as Darth Vader for the day. A picture tells a thousand words, Mr Bates.

  • Catholics call on Treasurer to save Australian Aid

    29 Apr 2016   |   Media release

    Australian Catholics ranging from senior clergy to school students have called upon the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, to stop the government’s planned cuts to Australian Aid in the upcoming Federal Budget.

  • Pray for Nepal, flex your ‘compassion muscles’

    28 Apr 2016   |   Caritas in the news   |   Emergency Relief

    Cardinal Tagle, President of Caritas Internationalis, shares his reflections while visiting Nepal one year after the devastating earthquakes.

  • Nepal earthquake - shelter still the priority one year later

    27 Apr 2016   |   Media release

    As Nepal marks the first anniversary of two devastating earthquakes this week, the Caritas international network continues to invest millions of dollars to assist survivors. A major focus of the global Caritas network has been to provide good quality housing.

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Doney and junior in Malawi
My life has been transformed. I am now more knowledgeable on a number of issues and  have a vision.
- Doney, with Junior, Malawi

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