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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
5 February 2011
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - New secondary school opens dedicate to Don Bosco
Nila (Agenzia Fides) – A new secondary school was recently opened in Nila, dedicated to Don Bosco, the “Saint John Bosco Senior Secondary School and Training Centre”. As it said in a statement issued by the “Nil ...
4 February 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Appeal by Caritas Australia for solidarity towards the most vulnerable communities
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – Caritas Australia launched an appeal to all Australians to demonstrate solidarity to the most vulnerable communities, reports the Australian “The Catholic Weekly”, published by the Archdioc ...
31 January 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Legal fraternity witnesses to “importance of our Christian values in our day to day work”
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – This morning at St Mary's Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Bishop Anthony Fisher, OP, of Parramatta, celebrated the Red Mass. This Mass is “a very public witness of the importance of o ...
20 January 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Bishop alarmed about the lengthy suffering of people seeking political asylum
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - “The Federal Government must ease the suffering of asylum seekers in remote facilities waiting for their claims to be assessed,” reads the message from Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome, ...
20 January 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Church in Australia and the Archdiocese of Brisbane's commitment continues to helping the flood victims of Queensland
Brisbane (Agenzia Fides) – The Archbishop of Brisbane, Archbishop John Bathersby, expressed his solidarity and support to the flood victims and to their families, testifying that the Church is “determined to do every ...
17 January 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Little damage to Brisbane Catholic schools who will reopen shortly
Brisbane (Agenzia Fides) – The floods in Brisbane appear to have caused limited physical damage to Catholic schools, said Brisbane Catholic Education. “There has, of course, been a significant impact on the homes of ...
15 January 2011
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Five days of meetings, spirituality and celebration for 520 young people in Vanimo
Vanimo (Agenzia Fides) – A great rally of young Catholics concluded this morning, Saturday, 15 January, in the coastal area of the diocese of Vanimo, in the St John Maria Vianney Minor Seminary. According to informatio ...
18 December 2010
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Rebirth of “Radio St Gabriel", authentic voice of the Church
Vanimo (Agenzia Fides) – The diocesan radio stations are spreading the authentic voice of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea according to the Bishops of Papua New Guinea, informing Fides that the service “is bei ...
13 December 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Hopes for first group of minors to be out of detention centres in time for Christmas
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Father Sacha Bermudez-Goldman, sj, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS), leads one of the many religious and community groups in Australia working to integrate asylum seekers i ...
6 December 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Archdiocese of Melbourne welcomes asylum seekers into church properties
Melbourne (Agenzia Fides) - According to a report from the Archdiocese of Melbourne sent to Fides, asylum seekers will be moved into presbyteries and other church-owned properties in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne befo ...
22 October 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - One out of every 10 Australians living below the poverty line: a challenge met by all Catholic organizations
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - More than one billion of the world's population live in desperate circumstances struggling to feed themselves and their families. But poverty and hardship are also part of Australia and today, de ...
19 October 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Disadvantaged children and families moved from detention to community homes: action plan by government and Catholic organizations
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - There are more than 700 children in immigration detention in Australia. Catholic and other human rights organizations have welcomed the government's plan to move hundreds of asylum-seeker childre ...
11 October 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Only part of proven abuse cases are taken to court
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – “Child abuse is the greatest health crisis this country has to face,” says “Youth Off The Streets” coordinator Father Chris Riley who works with people who have been abused. A recent ar ...
24 September 2010
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Catechism of the Catholic Church translated into the Pidgin language
Goroka (Agenzia Fides) – It is a cause for great satisfaction to the local church and of hope for evangelization: the Bishop of Goroka, Bishop Francesco Sarego, SVD, leading a team of clerics and theologians, has compl ...
24 September 2010
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - There are still 645 children detained in prisons of Australia and Christmas Island
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The Federal Government must fulfill the commitment it made in 2008 and end the detention of children, says Dr John Falzon, CEO of the National Council of St Vincent de Paul Society. There are a ...
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