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Charity

Pope’s appointment of administrator will not affect Caritas Australia

The appointment of a temporary administrator of Caritas Internationalis will not affect the mission and work of Caritas Australia, says the humanitarian organisation’s chief Kirsty Robertson. Source: The Southern Cross.

Charity Governance

Pope appoints temporary administrator to Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis has suspended the secretary-general and other top officers of Caritas Internationalis, appointing a temporary administrator to oversee management policies and to prepare for the election of new officers in May. Source: CNS.

Appointment Charity

Archbishop Coleridge appointed to Caritas board

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been formally appointed to the board of Caritas Australia and will begin his tenure this week.

Charity Resignation

Vinnies NSW chief announces resignation

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW chief executive officer Jack de Groot has announced his resignation after six years leading the organisation’s response to the needs of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Charity Women

Fundraiser for women raises $100,000 in one day

Caritas Australia’s “Women for the World” event brought Australians together to stand in solidarity with their sisters across the globe, raising $106,000 in just one day for programs supporting women and girls.

Charity

Ancient order takes a novel approach to serving those in need

Tasmanian members of the ancient Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem have undertaken a novel initiative, working with the St Vincent de Paul Society to bring the pleasure of reading to those in need. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Charity Natural disasters

Government extends emergency relief funding for charities

Charities struggling to cope with natural disasters will have a financial lifeline extended, as floods continue to wreak havoc across Australia. Source: Canberra Times.

Charity Natural disasters

Vinnies launches Victoria flood appeal

As the rains came down, rivers swelled and floods began to affect Victorian communities in recent weeks, the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria was contacted by people wanting to help. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Charity

Vinnies marks centenary with treasure hunt

A century has passed since the St Vincent de Paul Society opened its first store in New South Wales and while much has changed, the charity is still focused on helping those most in need. Source: AAP.

Charity

Cost-of-living crisis unites Vinnies and crowdfunder

Crowdfunding giant GoFundMe has announced a ground-breaking partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW to assist with the rising cost of living. Source: The Catholic Weekly.