Tasmania takes action for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion

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Tasmania takes action for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion

Thousands of generous supporters, including parishes and school students across Tasmania, have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor donating more than $150,000 to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign.

Caritas Australia is the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency and part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world.

Held annually over the six weeks of Lent, Project Compassion raises both awareness and funds to eradicate poverty and promote justice across the world.

This year’s Project Compassion theme of “For a Just Future” highlighted the role that young people have to play in the solutions to the challenges facing their societies globally.
This year $10.8 million was donated nationally to the appeal.

Caritas Australia’s Tasmanian-based Diocesan Director, Fr. Deva Dusi, thanked the Tasmanian public for their support.
“Project Compassion is an ongoing demonstration of faith, love and generosity. We are grateful for each and every gift.

“Since it began more than half a century ago, Project Compassion has helped to transform the lives of millions of people. This year’s appeal brings one step closer to our goal of eradicating poverty in all its forms,” said Fr. Dusi.

Money raised during Project Compassion goes towards Caritas Australia’s humanitarian and long term development programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and with Australia’s First Peoples.