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Praying to aunty

Saintly connection: Paul and Genevieve Swan with four of their five children, Daniel, Caitlyn, Rebecca and Felicity holding the official invitation to the canonisation of their relative, Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas.

By Emilie Ng SLIPPING out of a driveway in Sydney, Paul Swan and his mother Joan make a reverent plea to the Virgin Mary. The pair is headed to visit John Swan, Joan’s husband and Paul’s father, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease for almost 13 years. With the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a special saintly relative ... Read More »

Catholic aid groups hope latest Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holds

Palestinians celebrate cease-fire

CATHOLIC aid organisations are hopeful that the most recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas will hold as they begin to assess the needs in Gaza after 50 days of war. “This is a window of opportunity,” said Sami El-Yousef, Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s regional director for Israel and the Palestinian territories. “(We hope) the unity government will take the ... Read More »

Pope phones rabbi, offers condolences over murder Israeli teens’ murder

Israeli funeral

POPE Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found on June 30 in Hebron, West Bank. Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni said the Pope phoned him at home late in the afternoon on July 1 and said: “Good evening. This is Pope Francis. I wanted to personally ... Read More »

Bishop condemns kidnappings, asks Israel to keep response proportionate

Israeli soldiers

THE chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate asked anyone with information about the kidnapping of three Israeli teens to come forward and help return the youths to their families. At the same time, he called on the Israeli army to keep its reaction and its search methods proportionate.  “Kidnapping three Israeli young people is not fair, and is against human rights ... Read More »

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