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Project Compassion

Project Compassion helps fight poverty and injustice around the world.

Each year, Project Compassion runs during Lent. Starting on Wednesday 13 February (Ash Wednesday) 2013, we are asking people across Australia to help us raise money and offer hope to the millions of families who fight for justice, peace and survival every day.

Project Compassion 2013 carries the message: “Open doors into the future”which is 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.

In 2013, we are 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.

For more information visit Caritas – Project Compassion