Asia is a continent of both great prosperity and great poverty. Asian poverty is largely concentrated in South Asia, where education, clean water and health care are often in short supply. Poverty in Asia can be linked to overcrowded cities, low annual incomes, hunger, discrimination against ethnic minorities, lack of access to education and other factors of inequality. Asia and the Pacific is also the world’s most disaster-prone region in the world, accounting for nearly half of all natural disasters each year. Access to the Catholic sacraments varies widely country to country. For example, in the Philippines, 4 out of 5 people are Catholic, but in other countries, the open expression of religion is banned.
Cross Catholic Outreach partners with priests, sisters, church-based ministries and lay organizations to bring hope to the people of Asia. In some places, our mission activities are one of the few ways families are exposed to Christ’s love and compassion. Please help us pursue our critical poverty relief missions in Asia through locally focused feeding programs, housing projects, education initiatives and spiritual outreach.
In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating and ideal synergy for the greatest impact.
Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.
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At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.