21 Aug 20
Following the massive explosion which killed over 200 and wounded over 6500, Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground, responding to the immediate needs of blast survivors in Beirut.
06 Aug 20
We stand in solidarity with the people of Beirut and the Lebanese community here in Australia at this time of enormous heartbreak and loss. The Lebanese Catholic community is a valued part of the Caritas Australia network.
05 Aug 20
Caritas Australia is shocked and deeply saddened by the events that took place in Lebanon overnight. Reports indicate that massive explosion occurred at the port in Beirut at around 6pm on 4 August 2020 local time, killing at least 70 people and injuring thousands more.
07 Apr 20
Cyclone Harold struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu overnight, with devastating winds reaching up to 250km hour, accompanied by heavy rains and flooding.
02 Apr 20
Australian singer, songwriter and musician, Gary Pinto is urging thousands of school children, teachers, churches and families across Australia during Project Compassion.
18 Mar 20
According to the United Nations, 785 million people globally do not have access to clean water, and by 2030, 700 million may be displaced by water scarcity. In Africa alone, the average woman walks six kilometres to haul 18 kilograms of water each day.
12 Mar 20
Life is tough for the Philippine’s 17 million indigenous people who face discrimination, disadvantage and displacement from ancestral lands.
11 Mar 20
Caritas Australia, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, Caritas Internationalis, has joined with other global members in offering support and prayers to people infected and affected by COVID-19.
Messages of love and compassion flow from global Catholic family for those affected by Australian bushfires
08 Jan 20
At this time of crisis for many Australian communities, Caritas Australia has been touched to receive many messages of solidarity from the global Catholic community.
28 Nov 19
Ahead of next week’s UN climate summit, Pacific Island voices are highlighting the need for climate action to be front and centre of the Australian government’s Pacific Step Up.
20 Nov 19
Statement about Central African Republic: Caritas Australia is appalled to learn that a convicted child abuser was appointed as the Country Director for Caritas Central African Republic.
05 Nov 19
“People often ask, ‘Is the world we have right now the world that God intended?’ Ours is a world where we have nearly a billion people who will go to bed hungry tonight. I don’t think this is the world that God intended.” Ms. Robertson said.
Australian Ambassador to the Holy See launches Toiletry Bag Initiative with Catholic agencies in the Northern Territory
15 Sep 19
On Thursday the 12th of September, Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, joined with State, Catholic and Indigenous agencies to launch a free Toiletry Bag Program in the Northern Territory.
28 Aug 19
WFTW is a movement which aims to empower the world’s most marginalised women. Each September women across the breadth of Australia gather to stand in solidarity with women fighting inequality around the world.
23 Aug 19
Caritas Australia, has joined the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in paying tribute to the former Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer.
15 Aug 19
The Morrison Government’s climate aid package goes only some of the way to address the urgent and pressing call for Australia to take stronger action to reduce emissions.
06 Aug 19
Kirsty Robertson, an experienced and accomplished leader of Catholic ministries and not-for-profit organisations, will serve as Caritas Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer.
05 Jul 19
Caritas Australia urges the Australian Government to reflect the urgent threats of climate change as well as the regional opportunities for leadership.
Bangladesh's Cardinal calls for international community to show action not words in support of Rohingya
18 Jun 19
The Archbishop of Dhaka, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, calls on the international community to take action and not mere words, in support of Rohingyas who have escaped Myanmar for Bangladesh.
04 Jun 19
All around the country, schools, parishes and communities have given generously to Caritas Australia through its Annual Lenten fundraising campaign, Project Compassion.
04 Apr 19
Jubilee Australia and Caritas Australia have expressed dismay over tonight's passage of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill, as well as further cuts to the Australian aid budget announced last night.