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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
16 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Why exploit the ocean? The Bishops discuss the seabed mining industry
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The meetings of the Bishops of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), focused on the encyclical of Pope Francis "Laudato sì" (see Fides 12/4/2018) continues. T ...
13 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Cardinal Parolin to the faithful: a united Church, following the example of the apostles
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "The Church is apostolic because it is based on the teachings and the example of the apostles and on their apostolate. Reading the Acts of the Apostles is a challenge for us, because we are ...
12 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops of Oceania: the care of the "common home" is urgent
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The consequences of climate change on Countries and their economies in Oceania, and the response of the Churches, starting from "Laudato Si": the attention of the meeting of the Federation ...
11 April 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - To safeguard human rights and the environment: the Church's commitment in Oceania
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Bishops of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, have gathered in Port Moresby from 11 to 18 April in an assembly that is focus ...
28 March 2018
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Year of Youth: an opportunity to rediscover and witness faith
Boroko (Agenzia Fides) - The year 2018, proclaimed "Year of Youth" by the local Church, is a precious opportunity to help young people understand, live and witness their faith in Christ Jesus: this is what emerged from t ...
22 February 2018
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Resignation of the Bishop of Dunedin and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Dunedin (New Zealand), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Colin David Campbell, and at the same time appo ...
5 December 2017
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Appointment of the Bishop of Christchurch
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has appointed Rev. Fr. Paul Martin, M.S., bursar general of the Marist Fathers in Rome, as Bishop of the diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. The new Bishop was bo ...
29 November 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The commitment of the sisters of the Cavanis Community Jesus Good Shepherd against Illiteracy
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - In Papua New Guinea illiteracy is rampant, child mortality is very high, as well as AIDS incidence data. A few years ago, the sisters of the Cavanis Community Jesus Good Shepherd, a congregation ...
20 November 2017
OCEANIA/MICRONESIA - Appointment of the Coadjutor Bishop of the Caroline Islands
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On November 18, 2017, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Julio Angkel, of the clergy of the Caroline Islands and currently pastor of the Holy Family Parish, director of the Vocations and Format ...
9 October 2017
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Bishops: it is necessary to develop an inclusive and sustainable economy
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) presents the new report entitled "Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable e ...
31 August 2017
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Coptic Patriarch Tawadros to Australian journalists: same-sex marriage is unacceptable
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - According to the Sacred Scripture, "God created man and woman", and the only possible marriage "is that between a man and a woman". That is why marriage between people of the same sex is "unaccep ...
30 August 2017
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Bernardo Espiritu SVD
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 25, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed the appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Socie ...
21 July 2017
OCEANIA/TAHITI - Permanent Diaconate raises interest in the community of Papeete
Papeete (Agenzia Fides) - The school for the deacons of the Archdiocese of Papeete (Tahiti), founded in 1976, concluded the academic year with just over thirty students, therefore the school is doing well and is "a sign ...
6 July 2017
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Mgr. Panfilo: "The Church is called by the Gospel to work for justice"
Rabaul (Agenzia Fides) - "I want to inform all candidates in the national elections that the Archdiocese of Rabaul and the Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will give weight to the issue of ...
28 June 2017
OCEANIA/MARSHALL ISLANDS - Resignation of the Apostolic Prefect of the Marshall Islands and appointment of successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral government of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands (Pacific Ocean), presented by Fr. Raymundo Sabio, M ...
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