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“Open doors into the future”: Project Compassion 2013


Project Compassion 2013 - Caritas Australia’s annual fundraising and community engagement appeal - launches on Ash Wednesday (13 February) with the message “Open doors into the future”.

Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace.

It is the lifeblood of Caritas Australia; without it, it could not do the work that it does.

Each year, Project Compassion runs during Lent. From Ash Wednesday, Caritas Australia is asking people across Australia to help raise money and offer hope to the millions of families who fight for justice, peace and survival every day.

The Project Compassion 2013 message has been taken from Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 encyclical Spe Salvi, 35: “We work towards a brighter and more humane world so as to open doors into the future”.

This year’s Project Compassion stories are about children, young people and the communities who support them. Caritas Australia’s partners around the world are helping to open doors into education, sustainable livelihoods and supportive environments. As a result, more young people now have hope for the future.

During Project Compassion 2013, Caritas will be sharing stories from people in Mozambique, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indigenous Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Their stories humble and inspire us, and show how your contributions to Project Compassion help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Visit Project Compassion 2013


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