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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
12 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops to the Prime Minister: fight against corruption and more collaboration between Church and state
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The Church and the state are called to work together for the common good: this is the approach of the Bishops of Papua New Guinea who yesterday, during their Plenary Assembly being held in Madang ...
12 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - File - The Church, a precious resource for society
(Rabaul) - The Catholic Church is a valuable resource for the society of Papa New Guinea. Over the past 165 years it has contributed to the development of Papua New Guinea by providing basic services to the population in ...
11 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops bear witness to the faith on social networks
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands proclaim and bear witness to the faith on social networks, in response to the message for the World Day of Social Communications 2013, which de ...
10 April 2013
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - The lack of clean water threatens the safety of women
Honiara (Agenzia Fides) – In the Solomon Islands, there is one of the highest rates of urbanization in the region and infrastructure for basic services are not sufficient to cope with the influx of people moving from t ...
26 February 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Muslims in Papua: the new frontier of Islam in Oceania
Gooroka (Agenzia Fides) - Papua New Guinea is the new frontier for the expansion of Islam in Oceania: as reported to Fides by the local Church, Islam arrived in Papua New Guinea about 35 years ago, when a mosque near Kim ...
22 February 2013
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Government tells Churches "homosexuals must not be discriminated against in social service"
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The approval of the "Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill", intended to include and harmonise existing anti-discrimination legislation in society could backfire on Christian Churches and C ...
29 January 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Consecrated people: communication and evangelization via mobile phone
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The mobile phone is now an essential tool in the life of consecrated people (priests and nuns) in Papua New Guinea for communication, evangelization, relationship, comparison, transmission of fai ...
21 December 2012
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Christians: a legislative action against polygamy is urgent
Goroka (Agenzia Fides) - Polygamy is not just an anti-Christian practice and against the moral law, but it is also a social threat. This is why a law to prevent it is urgent. With these arguments the Christian communitie ...
20 December 2012
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - New Catholic schools are born, enrollment increases
Melbourne (Agenzia Fides) - Thirteen new schools will be built in the north and west suburbs of Melbourne, in what will be the largest Catholic structure since the 70s. Schools are expected to be built in several village ...
20 December 2012
OCEANIA/SAMOA - Cyclone Evan causes death, destruction and damage to infrastructure
Apia (Agenzia Fides) - Cyclone Evan has caused deaths, destruction and damage to the infrastructure in the South Pacific. From what emerges in a statement of the Salesian community in Samoa, the archipelago was hit by th ...
26 November 2012
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - "We oppose the policy of prolonged detention of asylum seekers and we are particularly concerned about the children": Council’s appeal for social justice
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, ACSJC has expressed serious concern regarding the state of detention children and their families in search of asylum are subjected to. In a stateme ...
19 October 2012
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission: To restore hope to the people of the Philippines devastated by the Typhoon Ondoy
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - In all the parishes and dioceses of Australia, World Mission Day, October 21 will lead to a particular commitment for the Pontifical Mission Societies in the country (Catholic Mission Australia). ...
18 October 2012
OCEANIA/TAHITI - Year of Faith: "People are ready to publicly display their belief in God"
Papeete (Agenzia Fides) - Catholics of Tahiti mobilized for the Year of Faith, expressing "full communion" with the initiative launched by Pope Benedict XVI and wishing to offer a "public witness of faith." As reported t ...
11 October 2012
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Youth and Year of Faith: the Gospel to say "No" to drugs, alcohol and disorderly sex
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Year of Faith for the young people of Papua New Guinea, "a powerful opportunity and an invitation to rediscover the Gospel to say 'No' to drugs, alcohol, libertinage and disorder in sex ...
4 October 2012
OCEANIA/COOK ISLANDS - The Year of Faith in the Pacific travels via e-mail
Rarotonga (Agenzia Fides) - "The Year of Faith is an opportunity for us Catholics of immense value, to deepen our faith. We will do this through seminars, conferences, formation programs and catechesis, in full communion ...
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