Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Youth
Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis and the Vatican held a number of events to mark and celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below you can find the written message from Pope Francis on this day entitled “Show Mercy to our Common Home”. Pope Francis celebrated a Prayer Service in St Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of […]

No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Parishes
No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

  A Statement by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia Our water, land and air in Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations are not sacrifice zones for the short term benefit of NT politicians and mining company shareholders. The risks and realities of fracking are real and need answers. Will Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations be simply abandoned if the water or soil is polluted? Who will pay for the increased air conditioning costs, extreme weather events and climate change […]

Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania focus on the people of West Papua

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Inspiration, News
Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania focus on the people of West Papua

The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, PNG/SI, CEPAC) is currently meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific. We are delighted to be here in PNG and have enjoyed greatly the wonderful hospitality of this vibrant nation. It was an honour for us to meet with the Hon. Powes Parkop, Governor of Port Moresby, and we all offered him […]


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