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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
11 July 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Australian Christians unite in ecumenical prayers for victims of London terrorist attacks
Sydney (Fides Service) - The different Churches and communities in Australia urged all Christians to pray for the victims of the July 7 terrorist attacks on London and many met for ecumencial rpayer services and special ...
7 July 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Church movements and associations a sort of “blood transfusion” for the Church in Australia, meet with an eye on World Youth Day in Germany
Melbourne (Fides Service) - Lay movements, assocations and communities born since the Second Vatican Council are a new resource for the Church which give new vitality and strength. They are a bit like a blood transfusion ...
5 July 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Australians show generous support for Pontifical Mission Societies programmes: donations come also from non Catholics
Sydney (Fides Service) - Australians are generous supporters for the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies which this year have provided assistance for people in tsunami affected areas, for people in need in Papua New ...
4 July 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Sunday of Reconciliation with local Aborigine community promoted by the Christian community on Palm Island where there is the largest number of Aborigines in Australia
Townsville (Fides Service) - Put aside all violence, heal wounds and divisions, work for reconciliation were the aims of a rally organised on Sunday July 3 for Reconciliation with the Aborigine community promoted by the ...
23 June 2005
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - A Church “communion of communities” in the Pacific Ocean: Fides speaks with the Archbishop of Honiara
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “Our job is to help the Church in Solomon Islands stand on its own feet ”, Archbishop Adrian Smith of Honiara capital of Solomon Islands told Fides. The Archbishop, of Irish origin, is ...
21 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Government promises better treatment for asylum seekers and refugees: local Church welcomes the move
Sydney (Fides Service) - The Catholic Church in Australia has welcomed Prime Minister John Howard’s announcement made on World Day for Refugees (June 20th ) that asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Australia will b ...
16 June 2005
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Catholics in the Pacific Ocean express full support and prayer for June 18 Pro-Family demonstration in Spain
Honiara (Fides Service) - The pro-family demonstration in Madrid capital of Spain on June 18 organised by the people of Spain and to which the Church in Spain has given full backing, is gathering support and encouragemen ...
13 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Blessing of foundation stone for new Catholic University in Sydney ready by end of 2006
Sydney (Fides Service) - It was Cardinal George Pell who on 9 June blessed the foundation stone for a new Catholic University which will be built in Sydney. University of Notre-Dame St Benedict Campus will contribute con ...
8 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Four years of continuous drought drives desperate farmers to suicide. Catholic Archbishop stresses the sacred value of life and calls on local authorities to provide adequate assistance for drought stricken farmers and families
Canberra (Fides Service) - Life is sacred, it is the most precious good entrusted to our stewardship. Life is far more important that any material good and any harvest lost through drought. With these sentiments Archbish ...
6 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Religions must unite to defend the value of the family says Cardinal Gorge Pell Archbishop of Sydney
Sydney (Fides Service) - Protect the family as the nucleus of society, the place where life is generated and loved, the place where the new generations learn the founding values of society and the nation: this was the ca ...
2 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Canberra diocesan monthly marks 200th edition
Canberra (Fides Service) - This month June 2005 the Catholic Voice monthly publication of the Archdiocese of Canberra is celebrating its 200th issue. “The publication was launched in 1998 and in these seven years it h ...
1 June 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Religious leaders unite to call for a revision of immigration system which they say should show more respect for human rights
Sydney (Fides Service) - Better conditions for immigrants arriving in Australia even illegal ones and a revision of immigration system which should show more respect for the dignity and rights of the person are being dem ...
31 May 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA “Take the next step” towards Aborigines: Catholic commitment in National Week for Reconciliation
Sydney (Fides Service) - A series of public initiatives and events, testimony, meetings of formation and reflection, artistic performances focused on reconciliation between the white community and the Aborigines characte ...
30 May 2005
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Radio, a channel for ‘understanding among peoples’; youth formation seminar: Catholic radio network can strengthen national unity
Honiara (Fides Service) - Using radio to communicate and promote understanding among peoples and cultures, dialogue and sharing. This was the theme of a seminar for youth hosted by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Company S ...
23 May 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - 5,000 young Catholics of Sydney receive the sacrament of Confirmation amidst jubilant crowds evoking memories of the Holy Year 2000
Sydney (Fides Service) - Local media gave ample coverage to a “great spiritual and social event” a solemn Mass during which 5,000 children of the archdiocese of Sydney received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the pr ...
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