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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 ...
4 March 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Two minutes of silence for the earthquake victims ; thousands of people still in grave difficulty
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – At exactly 12.51 on Wednesday, 2 March, all the cities in New Zealand stopped for two minutes of silence in memory of all those, last week, who lost their lives in the terrible earthquake which ...
2 March 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Women for peace and social progress: Catholic Mission celebrates the International Women's Day
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The Australian Pontifical Mission Societies (Catholic Mission), on International Women’s Day (March 8), celebrates the role women play in securing peace and social progress in our world. “W ...
28 February 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - After days of uninterrupted search, now focus on the recovery of corpses, 200 still missing
Christchurch (Agenzia Fides) - “'It is like a war zone' is how more than one reporter has described the streets of Christchurch; others say they just cannot find the words to communicate the widespread destruction,” ...
25 February 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - All the Catholic churches in Christchurch must be safe before any Mass can be celebrated
Christchurch (Agenzia Fides) – Bishop Barry Jones of Christchurch has prohibited the celebration of Mass throughout the 78 churches in the diocese until such time as thorough checks can be made regarding their safety, ...
23 February 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Rescue teams arrived in Christchurch: 300 people unaccounted for, mostly tourists; search continues among the rubble
Wellington (Agenzia Fides) – “Rescue teams from six countries have arrived today in Christchurch, New Zealand, to join in the relentless race to find survivors under the rubble caused by the 6.3 earthquake that liter ...
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