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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
22 February 2018
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Resignation of the Bishop of Dunedin and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Dunedin (New Zealand), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Colin David Campbell, and at the same time appo ...
5 December 2017
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Appointment of the Bishop of Christchurch
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has appointed Rev. Fr. Paul Martin, M.S., bursar general of the Marist Fathers in Rome, as Bishop of the diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. The new Bishop was bo ...
29 November 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The commitment of the sisters of the Cavanis Community Jesus Good Shepherd against Illiteracy
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - In Papua New Guinea illiteracy is rampant, child mortality is very high, as well as AIDS incidence data. A few years ago, the sisters of the Cavanis Community Jesus Good Shepherd, a congregation ...
20 November 2017
OCEANIA/MICRONESIA - Appointment of the Coadjutor Bishop of the Caroline Islands
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On November 18, 2017, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Julio Angkel, of the clergy of the Caroline Islands and currently pastor of the Holy Family Parish, director of the Vocations and Format ...
9 October 2017
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Bishops: it is necessary to develop an inclusive and sustainable economy
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) presents the new report entitled "Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable e ...
31 August 2017
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Coptic Patriarch Tawadros to Australian journalists: same-sex marriage is unacceptable
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - According to the Sacred Scripture, "God created man and woman", and the only possible marriage "is that between a man and a woman". That is why marriage between people of the same sex is "unaccep ...
30 August 2017
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Bernardo Espiritu SVD
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 25, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed the appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Socie ...
21 July 2017
OCEANIA/TAHITI - Permanent Diaconate raises interest in the community of Papeete
Papeete (Agenzia Fides) - The school for the deacons of the Archdiocese of Papeete (Tahiti), founded in 1976, concluded the academic year with just over thirty students, therefore the school is doing well and is "a sign ...
6 July 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Mgr. Panfilo: "The Church is called by the Gospel to work for justice"
Rabaul (Agenzia Fides) - "I want to inform all candidates in the national elections that the Archdiocese of Rabaul and the Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will give weight to the issue of ...
28 June 2017
OCEANIA/MARSHALL ISLANDS - Resignation of the Apostolic Prefect of the Marshall Islands and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral government of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands (Pacific Ocean), presented by Fr. Raymundo Sabio, M ...
20 June 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Archbishop of Rabaul: a negotiating table is urgent
PomioRabaul (Agenzia Fides) - "The population of the West Pomio District did not take part in the decision-making process of the development project entrusted to the Malaysian Rimbunan Hijau multinational company, relate ...
14 June 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Lay missionary expelled: “transversal warning” for the local Church
Rabaul (Agenzia Fides) – The media is buzzing today in Papua New Guinea following the expulsion of Doug Tennent, New Zealand citizen lay missionary who was acting as lawyer and administrator for the archdiocese of ...
8 March 2017
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Women of Mission: Catholic Mission for Women's Day
Brisbane (Agenzia Fides) - Among the many initiatives under way for International Women's Day, Catholic Mission in Brisbane has organized an event for its supporters during which stories of missionary women and their ext ...
20 January 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Appointment of the Bishop of Kerema
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 20 January 2017 the Holy Father appointed Fr. Pedro Baquero, SDB, Vicar Provincial of the Salesians of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands as Bishop of the Diocese of Kerema (Papua New ...
16 December 2016
OCEANIA/TAHITI - Appointment of the Archbishop of Papeete
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 15 December 2016 the Holy Father appointed Fr. Jean-Pierre Cottanceau, SS.CC., currently Apostolic Administrator of the same ecclesiastical circumscription as Archbishop of Papeete in Ta ...
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