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  • First Burmese Cardinal to make historic Australian visit

      Myanmar’s most senior Catholic, outspoken human rights advocate Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, will next week become the first Burmese Cardinal to visit Australia when he tours Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from June 9. Visiting as a guest of Catholic Mission, whose major Church Appeal in 2018 is raising...
  • Tax time – a time to support the world’s poor

      As the end of the financial year approaches, Caritas Australia is urging people to consider a charitable donation that can boost their tax return, while providing life-saving work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Caritas Australia, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world,...
  • Pope Francis on Instagram: read the Gospel of the day

      Pope Francis has provided some timely advice on his Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/franciscus) about the benefits of reading the Gospel of the day. As a reminder, the Diocese of Parramatta publishes the Daily Gospel on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.   PT: Quantos de vocês leem o Evangelho dois...
  • Pope: Church’s social doctrine helps build economic justice, equality, inclusion

      Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants in an international conference that discussed policies and lifestyles in the digital age, urging that the richness of the social teaching of the Catholic Church be spread across the world to help build a global culture of economic justice, equality and inclusion....
  • Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate

    APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD 9 April 208 1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true...
  • The Pope movie hits town

      Pope Francis: A Man of His Word Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is playing in Sydney on 10 and 16 June. Wim Wenders’ (Buena Vista Social Club) new documentary about Pope Francis is a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a traditional biography. The Pope’s...
  • Caritas supporting marginalised communities three years after Nepal earthquake

      Three years after the Nepal earthquake, which killed 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000, Caritas Australia continues to restore infrastructure, livelihoods and community wellbeing in the earthquake prone country. Through our International Network, Caritas Australia is working with Caritas Nepal to build earthquake and disaster resistant houses...
  • Catholic Bishops urge a sea of political change to avoid destructive climate change

      The Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) is currently meeting in Port Moresby. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. We are delighted to...
  • Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals on June 29

      Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will create 14 new cardinals in June coming from all over the world, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, Madagascar, and several Vatican officials. Eleven of those new cardinals are under 80, meaning they’re eligible to participate in an eventual conclave to...
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