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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
7 April 2021
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Appointment of bishop of Kundiawa
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 3 the Holy Father appointed as bishop of the diocese of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea, the Reverend Paul Sundu, of the clergy of the same see, until now parish priest of Koge and teac ...
26 March 2021
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Call for dialogue by the Bishop of Alotau to restore peace and order after an attack on the house of diocesan priests
Alotau (Agenzia Fides) - "It was 2 am and, after a brief fight between fifty criminals and 5 local policemen, more than ten armed people entered the house of the diocesan priests where 11 of our priests and a deacon are ...
16 March 2021
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - "Life Matters": respect and dignity of life, the Church helps young people to grow in faith
Boroko (Agenzia Fides) - Moments of prayer, sharing, presentations, questions, debates followed one another during the day of March 13, organized at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians of Boroko. The occas ...
2 March 2021
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The objective of the Catholic means of communication: to be credible witnesses of the Gospel message
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The proper use of the press and its essential elements to communicate the Good News through news and events happening in and around the Diocese was at the center of the seminar dedicated to ...
8 January 2021
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Confirmation of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 11 September 2020, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Brian Joseph Lucas as National Director of the Pontifical ...
8 January 2021
OCEANIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 11 June 2020, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Sr. Mariana Maramanicava SM as National Director of the Pontifical ...
4 January 2021
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Appointment of coadjutor archbishop of the metropolitan archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Paul Martin of the diocese of Christchurch as coadjutor archbishop of the metropolitan archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 4/1/ ...
22 December 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission: Christmas dedicated to modern slavery and victims of human trafficking
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "Catholic Mission", National Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Australia, invited the community of the faithful across the country to approach Christmas by reflecting on the issue ...
9 November 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The PMS for Ethiopia: opportunity for education to help break the vicious cycle of poverty
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Support and promote the educational path of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Ethiopia, an African country where interethnic tensions threaten a new civil war: this is the initiative of ...
27 October 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Missionary Month, a circle of friendship, closeness and support: "Do not be afraid to say yes to God"
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - "The missionary world has always attracted me from an early age, I was passionate about browsing through and reading missionary magazines. I remember the Missionary Month lived in the parish and ...
23 October 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - More than 360 Catholic schools involved in the special Missionary Childhood Day
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - World Mission Day for children was celebrated by the Pontifical Mission Societies in Australia (Catholic Mission) with the initiative "Socktober Day": the initiative, which combines the term "soc ...
9 October 2020
OCEANIA/FIJI ISLANDS - World Mission Sunday 2020: "I was evangelized by the poor"
Suva (Agenzia Fides) - "In my missionary life, I discoverd that I was evangelized by the poor", said Sister Torika Wong, a citizen from Fiji, who served as a missionary in the Philippines in the Archdiocese of Davao, Mi ...
1 October 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - In Rabaul inauguration mass for the first local Archbishop, descendant of Blessed ToRot
Rabaul (Agenzia Fides) - "I thank God for the years passed and the pastoral experience in the dioceses of Bereina and Kavieng. I return to Rabaul as Jesus returned to Nazareth: here he was judged by the people for what h ...
26 September 2020
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Church in prayer for Migrant Day: "The pandemic must not distract us from the suffering of those who flee"
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "The understandable focus on the COVID-19 pandemic must not distract people from another ongoing crisis. Migration is a major challenge for much of today’s world and a priority for the Catholic ...
17 September 2020
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Independence Day: the partnership between State and Church is the cornerstone for the foundation of the nation
Boroko (Agenzia Fides) - "While we remember the freedom for which our founding fathers worked to bring our people and our nation where we are today, it is also important to recognize and respect our national Constitution ...
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