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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
16 July 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Prohibit non-Christian faiths? For the Church, it would be absurd
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Parliament of Papua New Guinea has approved a motion that asks to start a nationwide consultation on the issue of religious freedom and to "prohibit the worship of non-Christian faiths" ...
10 July 2013
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Compassion towards immigrants: young Australians welcome Pope Francis’ appeal
(Agenzia Fides) - A cry of "compassion" towards immigrants and asylum seekers, especially towards children: Pope Francis’ appeal in Lampedusa was welcomed by the association "Australian Young Christian Students" (AYCS) ...
9 July 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Teenage pregnancies: the Church is alone in the prevention
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Church and other Christian churches are in fact left alone by the civil institutions and mass media in trying to prevent and curb the worrying phenomenon of teenage pregnancy i ...
20 May 2013
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - New project against trafficking and child labor in India
Melbourne (Agenzia Fides) - Every day, many children are abducted against their will, or sold by their families to be exploited in domestic work and prostitution. Many are also forced to beg on the streets just to surviv ...
14 May 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - "Hanging the criminals?": Intense debate on capital punishment
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The debate on the death penalty in Papua New Guinea is in full swing, at all levels: institutions, civil society, churches, the media, universities. Some sectors of society ask for a refere ...
7 May 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The social media revolution has arrived in Papua
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - In order to go to school, look for a job, go shopping, go to church or participate in the prayer, the young people of Papua use Facebook: the social network, now widely spread among young p ...
26 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Archbishop Douglas: "It is urgent to find something better than the death penalty"
Mount Hagnen (Agenzia Fides) – Before the blind violence towards other human beings, of rapists and murderers, the pain and frustration of the victims, "the reaction of many, even of the General Attorney, is to ask for ...
12 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops to the Prime Minister: fight against corruption and more collaboration between Church and state
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The Church and the state are called to work together for the common good: this is the approach of the Bishops of Papua New Guinea who yesterday, during their Plenary Assembly being held in Madang ...
12 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - File - The Church, a precious resource for society
(Rabaul) - The Catholic Church is a valuable resource for the society of Papa New Guinea. Over the past 165 years it has contributed to the development of Papua New Guinea by providing basic services to the population in ...
11 April 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops bear witness to the faith on social networks
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands proclaim and bear witness to the faith on social networks, in response to the message for the World Day of Social Communications 2013, which de ...
10 April 2013
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - The lack of clean water threatens the safety of women
Honiara (Agenzia Fides) – In the Solomon Islands, there is one of the highest rates of urbanization in the region and infrastructure for basic services are not sufficient to cope with the influx of people moving from t ...
26 February 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Muslims in Papua: the new frontier of Islam in Oceania
Gooroka (Agenzia Fides) - Papua New Guinea is the new frontier for the expansion of Islam in Oceania: as reported to Fides by the local Church, Islam arrived in Papua New Guinea about 35 years ago, when a mosque near Kim ...
22 February 2013
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Government tells Churches "homosexuals must not be discriminated against in social service"
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – The approval of the "Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill", intended to include and harmonise existing anti-discrimination legislation in society could backfire on Christian Churches and C ...
29 January 2013
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Consecrated people: communication and evangelization via mobile phone
Madang (Agenzia Fides) - The mobile phone is now an essential tool in the life of consecrated people (priests and nuns) in Papua New Guinea for communication, evangelization, relationship, comparison, transmission of fai ...
21 December 2012
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Christians: a legislative action against polygamy is urgent
Goroka (Agenzia Fides) - Polygamy is not just an anti-Christian practice and against the moral law, but it is also a social threat. This is why a law to prevent it is urgent. With these arguments the Christian communitie ...
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