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NEWS ARCHIVE

April - June 2015

 

30th June 2015:  Program announced for pope's visit to Cuba and USA in late September 

30th June 2015:  Pope institutes Secretariate for Communication 

30th June 2015:  Pope to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from 5-7 July 

26th June 2015:  US Catholic Bishops Conference president calls recent Supreme Court decision on so-called 'gay marriage' a tragic error 

26th June 2015:  (commentary) British Lord Deben on reaction to latest Papal encyclical 'Laudato si' 

26th June 2015:  46 Metropolitan Archbishops to receive the Pallium (sign of office) at St Peter's Mass on 29th June - including Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney 

24th June 2015:  Pope's pilgrimage to Shroud of Turin 

23rd June 2015:  presentation of the working document for the Synod on the Family 

19th June 2015:  President Obama calls for world leaders to heed message on environment in Pope Francis' encyclical 

19th June 2015:  the date of Easter in East and West 

18th June 2015:  press conference for release of new encyclical "Laudato si'" 

12th June 2015:  Growth in Church numbers worldwide puts strain on the numbers of priests 

11th June 2015:  Pope's audience for President Vladimir Putin of Russia 

10th June 2015:  Pope approves greater accountability of bishops in abuse cases 

10th June 2015:  latest meeting of the Council of 9 cardinals who advise the Pope 

5th June 2015:  Mark Wahlberg and his Catholic faith 

3rd June 2015:  Pope asks cardinal to continue the Liturgy work begun by the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI 

29th May 2015:  Financial Intelligence Authority established in the Vatican 

25th May 2015:  Pope's speech at second international conference on women 

22nd May 2015:  Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador to be beatified on 23rd May 

20th May 2015:  Nepal authorities try to cut off a Catholic shipment of aid to earthquake victims 

13th May 2015:  Vatican-Palestinian agreement 

8th May 2015:  Statutes issued for Commission for Protection of Minors 

7th May 2015:  Pope and sports - Harlem Globetrotters 

6th May 2015:  Pope Francis on marriage:  "It's not about the dress or photos. It's about the mission" 

6th May 2015:  Pope to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro in private on 10/5 

6th May 2015:  Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Members travel to Rome for meetings of the congregation when necessary.  

30th April 2015:  Anglican/Catholic commission meets with Pope 

24th April 2015:  Armenian genocide centenary beckons for a new start in Turkey - says historian 

23rd April 2015:  Women entering religious orders in England and Wales at 25 year high 

22nd April 2015:  Pope to visit Cuba on way to United States in September 

22nd April 2015:  Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says dialogue with Islam is needed now more than ever 

21st April 2015:  Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City Missouri

17th April 2015:  Cardinal Francis George, emeritus archbishop of Chicago dies after long struggle with cancer 

16th April 2015:  Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with his brother and others from his German home state of Bavaria 

15th April 2015:  Pope and Council of Cardinals discuss accountability of bishops in cases of abuse 

15th April 2015:  ninth meeting of Pope's Council of Cardinals (C9) 

13th April 2015:  Pope's message to Armenians on centenary of Armenian genocide at hands of Ottoman Turks 

9th April 2015:  Alexander Munyao and Vitalis Nyongesa ordained as Deacons for the Lismore Diocese. They will soon receive transfers from their current parishes of Ballina and Coffs Harbour (respectively).  

3rd April 2015:  Good Friday shrouded in grief over anti-Christian persecution 


 

 
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