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Hopeful future for Janaki

Each year Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion, which runs through the six weeks of Lent, brings together communities across Australia, in solidarity with the world’s poor, to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Each week The Southern Cross will publish a story on how Project Compassion is making a different to the lives of individuals, their families and communities.


Triple milestone for Fr Valladares

A vocation to the priesthood spanning two continents over 50 years was cause for celebration this month when more than 300 people attended a thanksgiving Mass for the sacerdotal golden jubilee of Fr James Valladares.


A beacon of hope on the other side of the wall

The Holy Land is filled with astonishing stories and deeply moving experiences but, as The Southern Cross reports, none are more stirring than the Christian oasis of Bethlehem University where Jesus’ message of bringing life in all its fullness takes on a tangible meaning.