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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
24 March 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Coronavirus crisis: digital resources to ensure pastoral closeness to the faithful
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Masses are suspended due to coronavirus, but the Episcopal conference has made available digital resources useful for not "cutting the bridges" and ensuring maximum pastoral proximity to the fait ...
29 February 2020
OCEANIA/SAMOA - V World Apostolic Congress on Mercy: an Ocean of Love that surrounds the whole world
Apia (Agenzia Fides) - It will be a true "jubilee" of the small Catholic community of the Samoa islands, in the remote Pacific islands, which will give you the opportunity to be, for a week, the heart of the universal Ch ...
20 February 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - "Socktober": a game to be passionate missionaries
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "Kicking poverty" with the curious and fun "Socktober" initiative: this is the objective that Catholic Mission Australia, the National Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the country ...
13 February 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The commitment of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate for the promotion of women
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Daughters of Mary Immaculate Sisters (DMI) are seriously committed to promoting the life of women in Port Moresby. Over the past year, women religious have carried out projects to impro ...
12 February 2020
OCEANIA/MICRONESIA - Resignation of the Bishop of Caroline Islands and successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 2 January 2020, the Holy Father accepted the renunciation of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Caroline Islands (Federated States of Micronesia), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Amand ...
30 January 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Solidarity and community: coordination of Catholic bodies to help victims of fires
Sydney (Agenzia Fides)- "The unprecedented bushfires that have devastated Australia in the past months were the catalyst for deeper collaboration between Catholic ministries. For this reason, the 'Catholic Emergency Reli ...
24 January 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Bishops and Caritas against human trafficking: a social alarm
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "Illegal activities, prostitution, drug laundering of arms and money continue to increase as foreign human trafficking operations are becoming dramatically "normal". This is the warning lau ...
22 January 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The education of young people is the responsibility of politicians and the entire community
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - "We pray and work so that the right to education for all children can be truly recognized, not only on paper or speeches by politicians, but also concretely achieved by the daily care of their p ...
20 January 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Jubilee of the beatification of Peter ToRot, an example for everyone
Kavieng (Agenzia Fides) - "The defense of the sacrament of marriage as a way of conjugal holiness was the main motivation that led to the beatification of Peter ToRot", said Mgr. Rochus Tatamai MSC, bishop of Kavieng - L ...
13 January 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission mobilizes for the needs of the Australian population affected by the fires
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "Catholic Mission" Australia, which is the National Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Australia, has announced an immediate collaboration with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to of ...
7 January 2020
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Appointment of the auxiliary Bishop of Auckland
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 6 January 2020, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Michael Andrew Gielen of the clergy of Hamilton, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Auckland (New Zealand), currently Director for the form ...
23 December 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Christmas is the feast of the gift of the Christ Child
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "Christmas is that wonderful time of the year, when we go home and get together with family and friends. It is a moment in which we give thanks to the Lord for the gift of his Son as Savior ...
16 December 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Children of today, our guardians of tomorrow
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - "Children, what would you like to do today? It was fun to ask this question to our students of the Jesus Good Shepherd Primary school just after the flag-raising and prayer, to celebrate the rig ...
14 December 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Reconciliation and peace first of all: the post-referendum expectations on Bougainville
Bougainville (Agenzia Fides) - On December 7, the referendum on independence of the autonomous region of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea concluded. 98 percent of the citizens of the islands that make it up voted in fa ...
29 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Mission is the "DNA" of Christian identity: the vocation of Catholic laity
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "Mission should not be reduced to some activities: it is the DNA of our Christian identity and existence": this was stated by Father Valentine Gryk, National Director of the Pontifical Miss ...
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