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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
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 ...
22 February 2011
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Appeal for prayer and solidarity after the earthquake: fears that more than 200 lie under the rubble, hundreds of wounded
Christchurch (Agenzia Fides) – New Zealand Catholic Mission National Director, Fr Paul Shannahan sm, says in a statement sent to Fides by Catholic Mission, Australia: “A violent earthquake suddenly shook the South Is ...
7 February 2011
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Enrolments rise in Catholic schools
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – According to a report in the daily Australian newspaper, “The Age”, in 2010 Catholic schools recorded a 53% increase in enrolments, equivalent to 2,586 students, with respect to 543 studen ...
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 ...
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