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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
22 October 2018
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Historic event for the diocese of Auki: the first native bishop of the Solomon Islands
Auki (Agenzia Fides) - Mgr. Peter Houhou is the first native Solomon Islander to be appointed as Bishop in the Solomon Islands. As Agenzia Fides learns, the diocese of Auki, Malaita province, has in fact been the protago ...
18 October 2018
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission supports the construction of a professional training center for women in Myanmar
Yangon (Agenzia Fides) - "We thank God because the construction of the training center for girls continues and is about to end". We hope that we can soon start decorating the interior spaces. We also thank you for the pr ...
16 October 2018
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Church at the forefront of the anti-poverty week
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Australian Catholic Church is actively involved in the "Anti-poverty Week", until 20 October 2018. The initiative, which aims to raise awareness on issues related to poverty, was conceived as ...
10 October 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Resignation of the Bishop of Lae and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Lae (Papua New Guinea), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Christian Blouin, C.M.M. The Holy Father app ...
6 October 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Where the Love of Christ triumphs, hope arrives, says a teacher at the Caritas Technical School
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - Esther Mwayemwana comes from the Trobriand Islands (MBP), and has taught at Caritas over the past 10 years. "My career as a teacher took me to the Caritas Technical Secondary School in 200 ...
28 September 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Youth gathering, in communion with the Synod Assembly: "Christ at the center of life"
Kundiawa (Agenzia Fides) - The youth of the diocese of Kundiawa, a town of Papua New Guinea and the capital of the province of Chimbu, express their closeness and trust in the Pope and in the whole Assembly of Bishops th ...
25 September 2018
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Day for Social Justice: the Church's attention towards the homeless
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The lack of housing is an emergency in Australia, where the number of people who cannot cope with the challenges of a skyrocketing, ruthless real estate market: the latest Census figures show tha ...
22 September 2018
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission's commitment to health development in Uganda
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "Today, women, men and children in the Bujuni community can access an ever-increasing number of effective health and education services, in an environment that also takes into account religious n ...
14 September 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops for Independence Day: "Proud to be a people and a nation"
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "During this day let us reflect on the blessings we have received as a Country. We must thank God for the journey undertaken. We are proud of being a people, a nation and a country": said F ...
3 July 2018
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Appointment of the Bishop of Auki
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has appointed, Rev. Peter Houhou, currently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Honiara as Bishop of the diocese of Auki (Solomon Islands). The new Bishop was born ...
22 June 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NUOVA GUINEA - Resignation of the Bishop of Kavieng and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Ambrose Kiapseni, M.S.C. The Holy Father ...
22 May 2018
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Catholic Mission commitment: Attention towards young people and to education in Myanmar
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "After the great success of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney, at the end of last year, our challenge as a Church in Australia is to engage with young people and help them become m ...
11 May 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Catholic students attend media lessons, instrument of evangelization
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - Training students in the use and techniques of mass media, to introduce them to the secrets of social communication, seen as a means to help the spread of the Gospel: this is the aim of the ...
24 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - “Prayer is where heart speaks to heart”: Vatican secretary of state addresses religious men and women in Port Moresby
Boroko (Agenzia Fides) – “‘The first duty of the priest or religious is to pray regularly for the people entrusted to their care’. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope’s Francis’ secretary of state said this in an a ...
16 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Why exploit the ocean? The Bishops discuss the seabed mining industry
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The meetings of the Bishops of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), focused on the encyclical of Pope Francis "Laudato sì" (see Fides 12/4/2018) continues. T ...
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