OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Church is a community of mercy, also on the web

Friday, 7 October 2016 the internet   social communications   year of mercy   migrants  

Brisbane (Agenzia Fides) - The "e-conference" mainly discussed the global phenomenon of migration recently organized by the Broken Bay Institute, in the eponymous Australian dioceses, an institute specialized in online communication on theological and spiritual topics. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, at the head of the diocese of Brisbane intervened in the online conference, open to questions and contributions of all connected users, which revealed how mercy is "the engine of the community", that force that generates action in the Church.
Thanking Pope Francis for having put mercy again at the center of the pastoral action of the Church, the Archbishop explained, in harmony with the content of the Jubilee Year: "Thanks to the alliance established with God, the Church is a community of mercy in a world that is often cruel. It is the community that goes to look for the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, or the sick, imprisoned by the power of death. It is sufficient to look at the Crucifix and understand it", he said.
In the conference held on September 20, but available on the web for those who want to listen to it again, Archbishop Coleridge spoke with Sister Veronica Lawson and the Prime Minister for refugees in Australia Phil Glendenning on the issue of immigration in the world. Glendenning said: "The compassion for people is our greatest civilizing force, and Pope Francis's vision requires a response".
The Broken Bay Institute, Institute of theological education, proposes the "e-Conference" as "a means to explore dialogue among scholars, clergy, young people and believers of all faiths" remarked Gerard Goldman, CEO of the Institute. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 07/10/2016)