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Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to ‘butt out’ of debates over environment

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to “butt out” of debates over environmental concerns. Archbishop Coleridge offered that assurance in his response to a presentation given in Brisbane by president of the Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva, Fiji. Archbishop Chong gave first-hand insight into the plight of Pacific islanders affected ... Read More »

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong sees islanders move to higher ground, visits Brisbane to raise awareness

A LEADER of the bishops of Oceania has given Brisbane Catholics a personal account of the climate threat engulfing Pacific island nations. Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences president Archbishop Peter Loy Chong spoke of the crisis in a homily at midday Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. He was a guest of the archdiocese for the launch of the ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea senior priest Fr Giorgio Licini says country’s ‘humanitarian crisis’ is intensifying

A SENIOR priest in Papua New Guinea has turned to Australia seeking compassion for refugees and asylum seekers languishing in our nation’s off-shore detention system. Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands general secretary Fr Giorgio Licini has been in Australia in recent weeks pressing the case for an end to what he calls “a humanitarian crisis”. ... Read More »

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