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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
9 June 2011
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Appointment of the Auxiliary of Honiara
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On June 9, 2011, the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Honiara (Solomon Islands) His Excellency Mgr. John Doaninoel, SM, transferring him from the ...
9 June 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Women and Development: 70% of the poor worldwide are women
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - According to recent statistics, women account for 70% of the poor around the world. They are disadvantaged in many aspects and are subjected to the risk of poverty and hunger because of the syste ...
7 June 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-The Church accuses the government of not respecting the UN Convention for the protection of children
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Australian Government has decided to send 800 refugees to Malasia, including the children who are alone, in a sort of exchange of refugees. This initiative will not only endanger the lives of ...
1 June 2011
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Franciscan missionaries renew their commitment in the province of Sandoun
Port Moresbey (Agenzia Fides) - The Franciscan missionaries renew their missionary efforts in the province of Sandoun, in north-western Papua New Guinea. Fr Lukasz Kwiatkowski is a young 29 year old Franciscan missionary ...
31 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-"Acknowledging the other " Week of national reconciliation with the Aboriginal people
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Recognizing the other in his identity, to appreciate him as a person, to estimate the contribution he can give to Australian society: these are the central themes of the "National Week of Reconci ...
23 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-From Vietnamese refugee to auxiliary Bishop
Melbourne (Agenzia Fides) – A Vietnamese refugee who arrived in Australia on a boat 20 years ago has been appointed the auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the story of Vincent Van Long Nguyen, who ...
11 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Scalabrini missionaries and evangelization in Asia and Australia
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Guided by the theme "Called to be a missionary community, the Scalabrini missionaries working in Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, gathered in Sydney from May 2 to ...
6 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-A new school for Aboriginal children with problems or who have dropped out of school
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - After 60 years, the Jesuits will soon open a new school in Redfern, a suburb of Sydney. It will be a school that goes to the heart of the educational aim of the Society of Jesus, that is to say, ...
4 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-"The Church does not expect welcome for the migrants only on the part of the government and various institutions, but from its own ranks first of all": pastoral visit of Archbishop Vegliò in Australia
Canberra (Agenzia Fides) - "Unfortunately, present hardships and ongoing wars and violence drive people out of their countries. Indeed there are times, and quite often in our days, when it becomes necessary to leave one` ...
3 May 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-The support of the missionaries to working mums, "the real heroines are not recognized in the world"
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "On the occasion of Mother's Day we remember the sacrifice of all mothers in the world for the joy and health of their children”, reads a statement by the National Director of Pontifical Missio ...
29 April 2011
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The “missionary” John Paul II in the hearts of the indigenous
Vanimo (Agenzia Fides) – Faithful Catholics, Christians of all confessions and even non-Christians in Papua New Guinea carry the work of John Paul II in their hearts, according to missionaries working in the Country. T ...
11 April 2011
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Year for Youth, looking towards WYD in Madrid
Vanimo (Agenzia Fides) – The Church in Papua New Guinea (PNG) celebrates “the Year for Youth”, with the intention of giving special attention to youth ministry in a nation in which people under 20 years of age cons ...
21 March 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - “Preserving the Water of Life”: Appeal by Australian PMS On World Water Day
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Today, millions of women and children will spend several hours a day collecting and carrying water for their households. Close to two billion people walk up to a kilometre to access their water. ...
18 March 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Spirituality centre becomes reception centre for the displaced following floods
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The Home Fund of the Australian Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) recently funded a new spiritual centre for Aboriginal refugees in the remote region of the East Kimberley in Western Australia ...
7 March 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Caritas Australia launches fundraiser again this year - Project Compassion - for the poorest of the poor
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference (ACBC) has invited all Australians to show their support for the poorest of the poor in response to their annual appeal – Project Compassion – ju ...
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