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- 6 June, 2023
Caritas worker discusses ‘forgotten crisis’ with Pope Francis
Lulu Mitshabu, Caritas Australia’s program coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among 40 aid workers to meet with Pope Francis during his visit to the African nation last week.
Vinnies-Amazon partnership supplies students with back-to-school essentials
For the third year in a row, Amazon Australia has assisted the St Vincent de Paul Society in providing 1000 Australian students with back-to-school essentials for the start of the 2023 school year.
Charities more vulnerable to cyber attacks than private and public sectors
Charities are more vulnerable to cyber attacks than private and governmental organisations despite each sector facing the same risks, new international research suggests. Source: Pro Bono News.
Australians still donating for Christmas as rising costs hit charities
Generous Australians are still dipping into their pockets to help others this Christmas, but cost-of-living pressures have driven an unprecedented surge in demand for support at what is already the busiest time of the year for many charities. Source: SMH.
Australia’s ambassador to Ukraine visits Caritas’ partner in Moldova
Australia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Bruce Edwards, has visited Caritas Australia’s partner in Moldova to meet families that have welcomed Ukrainian refugees.
Money raised at festival to go to victims of NSW floods
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has announced proceeds from this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral event will go directly towards providing relief and recovery to the victims of the New South Wales flood disaster. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Vinnies welcomes new protections for vulnerable consumers
The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Senate’s passage of reforms to protect consumers from spiralling debt through payday loans and consumer leases.
Caritas expresses gratitude in first ‘Thank You Day’
Long-term and first-time donors to Caritas Australia received personal phone calls, emails and handwritten cards from the charity’s staff this week for its first ever “Thank You Day”.
Vinnies calls out high-earning Reserve Bank governor over wage comments
The St Vincent de Paul Society says low-income workers and income support recipients should not be expected to carry the burden of lowering inflation by living in increasing poverty while company profits and executive salaries move ever higher.