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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
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 ...
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 ...
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