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16 May 2020 | Blog
Laudato Si’ week 2020 marks five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for our Common Home. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Caritas Australia spoke with Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, to learn about the significance of the encyclical and its relevance today.
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19 Jan 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
During his trip in the Philippines this week, Pope Francis made a deliberate effort to meet with survivors of Haiyan, the typhoon that devastated the country in November 2013.
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16 Oct 2014 | Blog | Supporter action
This week, to coincide with World Food Day, our Caritas partners overseas are holding a Week of Action – to raise a voice for people around the world who are hungry.
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6 Jun 2014 | Blog
People of goodwill around the world are being encouraged to join Pope Francis, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres and pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday.
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5 Sep 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
As the tragic war in Syria continues to escalate, Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and throughout the world this Saturday, 7 September.
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8 Aug 2013 | Blog | Supporter action
In July this year, hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to hear Pope Francis speak. Caritas Australia's Lilian Chan was amongst these people, and in this blog, she reflects upon one of Pope Francis' challenge to young people in our society.
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25 Jul 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
In Rio for World Youth Day, Pope Francis and Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga have reflected on poverty, inequality and injustice, and have called on young people to consider how they can make the world a better place.
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25 Jul 2013 | Blog | Project Compassion | Long-term Development
In Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day, Michelle Hough from Caritas Internationalis reflects on what Pope Francis's message means for Caritas and its supporters.
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20 May 2013 | Blog
Pope Francis met with Caritas leaders from around the world to discuss their work in helping millions of poor and vulnerable people, telling them “a Church without charity does not exist.”
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