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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
29 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Mission is the "DNA" of Christian identity: the vocation of Catholic laity
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "Mission should not be reduced to some activities: it is the DNA of our Christian identity and existence": this was stated by Father Valentine Gryk, National Director of the Pontifical Miss ...
27 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - "Let us remain united as one people": referendum on Bougainville
Bougainville (Agenzia Fides) - After twenty years of bloody civil war, which claimed 15 thousand victims, the referendum for the independence of the island of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea was launched. The referend ...
26 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The mission of the Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd in the "land of the unexpected"
Bereina (Agenzia Fides) - "It is difficult to believe that in 2019 there are people who still live in poverty, daily chew small walnuts in order not to feel the pangs of hunger (betel nut), die from tuberculosis, live in ...
18 November 2019
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission support for victims of terrorism in Sri Lanka
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - "I recently returned from one of the most difficult journeys of my priestly life: I visited the survivors of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, innocent people whose lives were torn to piece ...
12 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Dialogue and evangelization in the family
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "Constant and eloquent dialogue in families is essential to build healthy relationships". As Fides learns, this was the main message by the Vicar General of the Diocese of Goroka, Fr. Piotr ...
12 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - An Australian Bishop: "Refugees live in inhuman conditions"
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "I’ve heard of the precarious conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea. However, after meeting some of them, I realized that the situation in which they live is inhum ...
8 November 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Solidarity for West Papua: young people mobilize the Church and government authorities
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - "How can we define ourselves as a Christian nation if we do not pay attention and help our neighbors?": Is the question raised during the debate on "Freedom for West Papua" by the students ...
5 November 2019
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Church in prayer for the gift of rain
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions that is affecting certain areas of the country. According ...
29 October 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Extraordinary missionary Month: new technologies as a tool to "preach from the roofs"
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - The continuous evolution of the mass media and communication landscape requires a proactive approach on behalf of the Church, so that it can remain close to people. This is what Agatha Fere ...
25 October 2019
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The profile of the Australian Catholic community: a Report of the Pastoral Research Center
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - Of the more than 5 million Catholics surveyed in Australia, 1,304,993 were born overseas, 136,360 do not speak English well and 305,823 live in poverty: these are some of the data in a Report on ...
18 October 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Resignation of the Bishop of Kimbe and appointment of his successor
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, presented by His Exc. Mgr. William Regis Fey, O.F.M. Cap. The Pope has appoin ...
11 October 2019
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Extraordinary Missionary Month: "What is your mission?" Catholic Mission Campaign on social media
Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - On October 20, the whole world will celebrate World Missions Day, which this year represents the height of the Extraordinary Missionary Month announced by Pope Francis for October 2019. Among the ...
10 October 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Investing in youth education is vital: the Church is at the forefront
Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - Education and the development of children and youth are the best investments a country can make to improve the progress of its future generation. This was the highlight of the meeting, held ...
8 October 2019
OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Extraordinary Missionary Month in Oceania: lay people involved in the mission
Rabaul (Agenzia Fides) - "It is easy to think that missionaries are only Salesian priests who guide us in our faith, or the religious engaged with young people and nuns who spread the Good News. But this is not the case: ...
4 October 2019
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Resignation of the Bishop of Palmerston North
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Palmerston North, New Zealand, presented by Bishop Charles Edward Drennan. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, ...
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