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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
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 ...
2 January 2014
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Fight against witchcraft: the vital contribution of Churches
Goroka (Agenzia Fides) - In the fight concerning beliefs and practices of witchcraft, a plague which afflicts Papua New Guinea, the contribution of the Churches is crucial for bringing about real change in people's menta ...
19 December 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - A nun at the service of the illiterate and people with AIDS
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - 50% of the population of Papua New Guinea are illiterate. There are no sufficient schools for the children, as well as future employment opportunities. Sister Marie Benedicta Sim, SND, serv ...
11 December 2013
OCEANIA/FIJI ISLANDS - The Archbishop of Suva: "We do not want a Christian state but full respect of religious freedom"
Suva ( Agenzia Fides) - "We do not want a theocracy, we never said we wanted a Christian state. However, we are concerned about whether a secularist state wants to reduce faith to a purely individualistic matter": is the ...
5 December 2013
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bishops are committed to spreading the Evangelii gaudium
(Agenzia Fides) - The Apostolic Exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" is a document to be recommended to all the faithful: "We will do everything possible to ensure that its teaching is widely spread": this is what the Austral ...
29 November 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Church in the Pacific wants to be more present in the media
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Church in the Pacific wants to be more present in the media, "it intends to look carefully at the reality of media communication and see how it can be more present and active". This was ...
18 November 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Bishop Rolando Santos: "The light of faith to enlighten the lives of families"
Alotau (Agenzia Fides) - In view of the conclusion of the Year of Faith, November 24, the feast of Christ the King, "the Door of Faith does not close, but remains open to bring light on humanity, bringing a promise of ho ...
12 November 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The family at the center of the Church's pastoral plan for the next five years
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - Listening to the needs and perspectives that will be raised at the next Synod of Bishops on the Family, proclaimed by Pope Francis, the Church in Papua New Guinea intends to put the family at the ...
6 November 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Church in the Pacific questions itself about the new evangelization
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - "What does God ask us today? What does the Lord call us to do as a Church in the Pacific?" . This is the question asked during the General Assembly of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and ...
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