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A bishop for the people

Bishop Raymond Benjamin

BISHOP Raymond Benjamin, Townsville’s fourth Bishop, was laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Townsville on March 17. The cathedral congregation joined Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock and many other bishops and priests to farewell Bishop Benjamin, 91, who died earlier this month. Fr Orm Rush, on behalf of the priests of the ... Read More »

Townsville pastor Bishop Ray Benjamin dies

Bishop Emeritus Raymond Benjamin

TOWNSVILLE’S fourth bishop has died, aged 91. Bishop Emeritus Raymond Benjamin, who served as the fourth bishop of Townsville between 1984 and 2000, is mourned by Catholics in the northern Queensland diocese as a “leader before his times”. Bishop Benjamin turned 91 on February 24. Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock described Bishop Benjamin as a “real pastor” of Townsville. “Many saw ... Read More »

New Queensland seminary building to school future priests in mission

Blessing Queensland's seminary building

QUEENSLAND seminarians will start a new course giving future priests practical experiences to prepare young people for mission and evangelisation. Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary last week opened and blessed a new multi-purpose learning centre dedicated to the patron of missions St Francis Xavier.  It will be the hub for a new school of mission for seminarians. The school will offer ... Read More »

Refugee Milad Jafari puts life on hold to save separated wife

Refugee Milad Jafari

By Peter Bugden TWO 21-year-old Brisbane newlyweds torn apart by an immigration decision are pleading with Federal Minister Peter Dutton to end their nightmare. Milad Jafari has put his life on hold while he fights to save his wife Mojgan Shamsalipoor from deportation and to have her released from immigration detention. They were thrown into turmoil when Ms Shamsalipoor was ... Read More »

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