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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
6 September 2011
ASIA/CHINA - Formation of the new priests of the 21st century: opening of the Major Seminary school year in Si Chuan
Cheng Du (Agenzia Fides) - The new school year of the Major Seminary in Si Chuan, was inaugurated this morning, Sept. 6, at 8:30 (local time). In line with the spirit that characterizes the life of the Seminar - "Total C ...
6 September 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - One year after the first earthquake, the situation is still serious
Christchurch (Agenzia Fides) - Three devastating earthquakes and more than 7 000 aftershocks continue to unsettle many residents in what is known as the "Garden City". September 4, was the first anniversary of the devast ...
30 August 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Almost half of those enrolled in Catholic schools do not come from Catholic families
Adelaide (Agenzia Fides) - According to a recent survey by Advertiser on AdelaideNow, about 20,000 of the 48,783 southern Australian students enrolled in Catholic schools do not belong to the Catholic Church: it is a fig ...
25 August 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-The demand for Catholic education in the country is increasing: 13 more schools are being projected
Melbourne (Agenzia Fides) - To meet the increasing demand in the Australian region of Geelong, Victoria, 13 new Catholic schools will be built. The head of the Catholic Education Office of Melbourne said that there is th ...
24 August 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Pontifical Mission Societies respond to the call to welcome and support unaccompanied refugee children
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Several Australian non-profit organizations have renewed their appeal in favour of refugee children in the country pending the court decision on their future destiny. According to the information ...
17 August 2011
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Resignation of the Archbishop of Rabaul and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Fides Service) - Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), on behalf of His Excellency Most Reverend Mgr. Karl Hesse, MSC, in A ...
25 July 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Presence, participation and co-responsibility of women in society and in the Church
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) -Among the various Catholic groups which for some time have been engaged in the promotion of women at all levels, the Catholic Women's League Australia (CWLA) is an NGO that defends the dignity of ...
7 July 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Appeal for the new state of Southern Sudan: hopes and anxiety about the future of this region
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Mgr.Philip Wilson, has asked to respond with a spirit of solidarity to the appeal launched by Caritas Aust ...
4 July 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA-Shortage of priests: Mass every other Sunday for some parishes in the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - In some Catholic parishes in the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, a suffragan of the archdiocese of Sydney, in the Australian Outback of New South Wales, Mass can be celebrated only once every two w ...
20 June 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND-The "Garden City" continues to shake: it increases misery, thousands of cases of post-traumatic stress
Christchurch (Fides Service) - "Small and large earthquakes, aftershocks as they are called, continue to hit Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. After the last devastating earthquake record ...
14 June 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Headmasters of Catholic schools will sleep outdoors among 16 000 homeless to draw attention to this plague
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The executive Headmaster of Catholic schools in Sydney, Dan White, has decided to provide himself a cardboard and a hat to protect himself from the cold when he sleeps among the homeless to raise ...
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 ...
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