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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
11 November 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The local Church cries against abortion which kills 100,000 unborn babies in Australia every year: intervention by Archbishop of Melbourne
Melbourne (Fides Service) - “Our youngest and oldest human beings have an equal right to life. The Catholic Church has always championed protection of human life from conception. Abortion is the taking of fragile human ...
27 October 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Equal opportunities, struggle against poverty and social exclusion: presence of Australian Catholic community
Sydney (Fides Service) - Education, health, social services and development for all. Equal opportunities for all citizens no matter where they live. This is the request launched by Father Peter Norden SJ director of the ...
26 October 2004
OCEANIA/NUOVA ZEALAND - Bishops joint appeal to government to respect and dialogue with Maori
Wellington (Fides Service) - The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of New Zealand have issued a joint statement calling on the government to enter an ‘honest’ dialogue with Maori with regard to a new Bill concerning seab ...
14 October 2004
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Workshop on celibacy with 50 young Christians of different confessions confirms importance of celibacy for service in the Church
Honiara (Fides Service) - 50 young participants, all called to celibate religious life attended a Seminar cum workshop on Celibacy at Holy Name of Mary Seminary, Tenaru. The programme organised and facilitated by the se ...
13 October 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - War on terrorism, preventive military measures: re-elected Prime Minister Howard determined to fight terror in south east Asia: “Terrorists despise weakness, take advantage of a retreat and punish indecision”
Sydney (Fides Service) - Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard just re-elected for a fourth term of office has confirmed his commitment to the war on terrorism and said he is ready to take preventive military action t ...
12 October 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - National security and economy priorities on the agenda of Premier John Howard, elected for 4th mandate
Sydney (Fides Service) -John Howard, won a fourth term of office in elections on Saturday and increased his majority. With a victory beyond all expectations Howard’s coalition (Liberals and Nationals) won seats in the ...
6 October 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - “Social justice should be a priority for voters”: urges Bishop Saunders chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council
Sydney (Fides Service) - Questions of social justice must be a priority for voters on October 9, when Australians will elect a new Prime Minister. The Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Ch ...
5 October 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Australia inaugurates revised web site more dynamic and user-friendly
Sydney (Fides Service) - Catholic Bishops of Australia have a new web site to meet the needs of the Church and be ever more attentive and present in the mass media and new technology spaces for evangelisation. The new w ...
4 October 2004
OCEANIA/NUOVA ZEALAND - Small Catholic community in New Zealand offers highly appreciated quality education: Bishop of Auckland speaks with Fides
Auckland (Fides Service) - The Bishops of New Zealand are grateful to the Pope and his collaborators in the curia for their encouragement and concern. Although the Church in New Zealand is small it is fully committed to ...
4 October 2004
OCEANIA/PAPUA NUOVA GUINEA - The role of Catholic Encounter Centres for formation of individuals and groups in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Fides Service) - Christian spirituality is making headway in Papua New Guinea. People in this area of the Pacific Ocean are increasingly aware of the need for places in which to pray and reflect, draw near ...
27 September 2004
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Help uproot culture violence among youth: the Church’s contribution
Port Moresby (Fides Service) - Recently Archbishop Brian Barnes Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, PNG called for more attention to youth policies and a specific national service to study and fight the widespr ...
23 September 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Peace with Indigenous Australians, peace in families, peace among religions: all Australians must cultivate a culture of peace. Australian Bishops issue statement for national Social Justice Sunday 26 September
Sydney (Fides Service) - “Peace be with you: Cultivating a Culture of Peace is the title of an 11 page state issued by the Catholic Bishops of Australia in view of the national Social Justice Sunday on 26 September. A ...
20 September 2004
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - In Port Moresby, where violence and crime among youth is rampant, Salesian missionaries intend to build a new Marian shrine dedicated to “Our Lady Help of Christians” to be a haven of peace and a place for education to solidarity and non-violence
Port Moresby (Fides Service) - Aware that violence and crime among young people can only be combated with positive socialisation and education to the values of mutual respect, love and solidarity Salesian Missionaries in ...
13 September 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Building a culture of dialogue, peace and reconciliation in south East Asia: appeal launched by Caritas Australia after the bomb blast in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta
Canberra (Fides Service) - The tragic bombing of the Australian embassy in a Jakarta “reminds us of how close the issue of terror is to our shores and emphasises our need for peace and reconciliation”: according to a ...
11 September 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Mission via the web: Catholics in Brisbane archdiocese promote prayer chain to support evangelisation
Brisbane (Fides Service) - The mission of spreading the Gospel needs the support of silent and constant prayer. With this conviction and to encourage more people to pray for missionary work, Catholics in Brisbane archdio ...
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