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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
27 May 2014
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Church: it is urgent to review the policy of detention concerning refugees on Manus Island
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Australian Church asks the government to reconsider its policy of detention and resettlement of refugees on Manus Island, an island where there is the biggest detention center for refugees. T ...
22 May 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Open Letter of the Bishops to politicians: "Let us protect life together for the common good"
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - A joint effort of the government and churches for the protection of life is urgent: the Church reaffirms its opposition to abortion and the ideology that links development to population con ...
13 May 2014
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Oceaneas Bishops assembly: "Reading the signs of times in Oceania"
Wellington (Agenzia Fides) - Knowing how to read the signs of times in the Pacific; the relationship between faith and secularism, evangelization; but also the attention towards young people, pastoral planning and natura ...
13 May 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - A priest and a lay extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist have been killed
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - A Catholic priest and a layman of the diocese of Bereina were killed on Sunday, May 4, for reasons which are still unclear, while they were walking in a remote area of the diocese. We are t ...
24 April 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Pilgrimage on foot for the 80th anniversary of evangelization in the highlands of Papua
Mount Hagen (Agenzia Fides) - A 15-day pilgrimage to thank God for the arrival of the Good News in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea: this is how the Archdiocese of Mount Hagen recalled the arrival of the first m ...
11 April 2014
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Recreational activities, distribution of food for children and families affected by the flood
Honiara (Agenzia Fides) - The students of the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Henderson, together with their teachers, have scheduled a series of entertainments and the distribution of toys and other objects to keep chi ...
7 April 2014
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Missions and Catholic schools flooded and damaged, panic among the people
Sidney (Agenzia Fides) - 19 people have died and 40 are missing due to the floods that hit the Solomon Islands and in particular the capital Honiara. One of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the archipelago of 550 ...
1 March 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Bishops: urgent “truly humane” response to question of refugees
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) – It is necessary “to give a truly humane response to the question of refugees and asylum seekers”. “People seeking asylum are human beings who deserve respect and recognition of thei ...
25 February 2014
OCEANIA/TUVALU – Appointment of the Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Funafuti
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 24 February 2014, appointed as Ecclesiastic Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Funafuti, in Tuvalu (Pacific Islands) Father Reynaldo B. Getalado, a memb ...
10 February 2014
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Inhumane conditions for children held in detention centers for immigrants
Canberra (Agenzia Fides) - The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has recently launched a research regarding the situation of over a thousand children held in prisons for immigrants on the Christmas Islands in Aus ...
3 February 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - UN Coordinator in Papua: "Additional reflection is needed with regards to death penalty"
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "With regards to death penalty the government should take a bit of time for extra reflection. It is necessary to consider the next steps carefully and consider other options" says Roy Trive ...
31 January 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Archbishop Young: concern for the 13 prisoners that will be executed
Mount Hagen (Agenzia Fides) - Papua New Guinea's Justice Minister says the execution of 13 people currently on death row will happen this year, despite strong opposition from human rights groups. "Deep concern" and "abs ...
30 January 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Church: population growth is not a nightmare
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The increase in population in Papua New Guinea is not a nightmare, but it can result in an encouraging prospect for growth and social and economic progress of the country. This was stated i ...
28 January 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Does Papua New Guinea want notoriety thanks to the death penalty?
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - 13 men convicted of crimes of piracy and murder a few years ago will most likely be executed. The 13 are on death row and, according to the media, "have very few days left". "It is unlikely ...
23 January 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - On the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the Church reflects on witchcraft
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - "The Church and Media: A Reflection on witchcraft": as reported to Fides, this is the central theme of the day, organized by the "Commission for Social Communications", at the Episcopal Conferenc ...
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