Our Mission


Caritas Australia is the Catholic Church's agency for international aid and development. It aims to work and stand in solidarity with communities suffering from poverty and disadvantage. Caritas Australia gives expression to the Gospel imperative to pursue justice and bring freedom to the poor and oppressed, while proclaiming their human dignity.

This work is undertaken in partnership with communities in Australia and overseas, through programs of aid and development.

Project Compassion 2021

The theme for this year is "Be More"

Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

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