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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
17 December 2004
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - In January Men and women Religious will attend first ever national Conference on the Consecrated Life
Wellington (Fides Service) - Men and women Religious of New Zealand will gather in Kilbirnie in January for the first national Conference on the Consecrated Life. Some 300 delegates from different religious congregations ...
6 December 2004
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Law and family: open debate in society today. No to homosexual couples and de facto unions: open Letter from New Zealand Bishops
Wellington (Fides Service) - ‘Civil rights, such as rights of inheritance, next-of-kin status, benefits and grants, can be ensured by other appropriate legislation, without any need to give same-sex and de facto relati ...
29 November 2004
OCEANIA/PAPUA NUOVA GUINEA - Catholics committed to fighting AIDS: Caritas Australia funds three new centres
Port Moresby (Fides Service) - The Catholic Church is in front line to fight the scourge of AIDS in Papua New Guinea. There is a spreading epidemic of HIV/AIDS which concerns doctors, scientists and civil and religious a ...
23 November 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Season of Advent and Christmas a good time to rediscover mission in the family: call from National Director Pontifical Mission Societies Australia
Sydney (Fides Service) - Christmas is a time for giving and “getting involved in charity can be a very rewarding experience for families, especially at Christmas” Father Terence Bell National Director of the Pontific ...
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 ...
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