Posts Tagged ‘Bishops of Oceania’

NZ omitted from Oceania Catholic climate crisis conference

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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The New Zealand Catholic Church is not on the expert speaking list at an Oceania Catholic climate crisis meeting. A world first, the conference is driven by the Australian Catholic University with support from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. New Zealanders, however, are still invited to register and listen in over Zoom. Read more

Church challenged to enlarge the space of its tent

Monday, October 31st, 2022
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The working document for the Continental stage of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality was released Friday NZ time. Entitled “Enlarge the space of your tent,” the document was compiled from Synod submissions from throughout the world: bishops’ conferences, the Eastern Catholic Churches, religious orders, Vatican dicasteries and other Catholic organisations. Cardinal John Dew says this Read more

Pope’s number two to join assembly of Oceania bishops in PNG next month

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, is going to attend a meeting of Oceania bishops. He will be at the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania(FCBCO) Plenary Assembly in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in April. “We are delighted that Cardinal Parolin, the Secretary of State at the Vatican, will be with us,” Read more

Oceania’s Anglican leaders tackle climate change and gender-based violence

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Oceania’s Anglican leaders in the region have committed themselves “to take concrete action, to be champions and advocates, and to support each other” in the fight against climate change and gender-based violence. The primates and general secretaries of the Anglican Church in Australia, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Read more

Archbishop John Ribat is named PNG’s first Cardinal

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The archbishop of Port Moresby, Sir John Ribat, is one of 17 new Cardinals named by Pope Francis. Ribat said the appointment came as a surprise as he never thought nor dreamt of it. “If it is the will of God, then may he give me his grace and strength to fulfil this course and carry Read more

New painting of Suzanne Aubert

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

An iconic painting of a youthful Suzanne Aubert was unveiled last month at a gathering of more than 80 Bishops of Oceania at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington. ‘This painting is a wonderful depiction of the youthful Suzanne Aubert as she would have been at the height of her ministry,’ says congregational Read more

Archbishop Ribat elected President of Conference Federation

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Bishops of  the Federation of Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania have elected  Archbishop John Ribat of Port Moresby as President of their Conference Federation, and the Vice President is Bishop Robert McGuckin of Toowoomba. There were 82 Bishops from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, the countries of the Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand  in Read more

Federation of Oceania Bishops meet in New Caledonia

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The Episcopal Council of the Federation of Oceania Bishops has been meeting in Paita, New Caledonia. The Council, made up of eight Bishops, met to prepare for the General Assembly of the Federation of Episcopal Conferences of Oceania to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2014. The Bishops looked at ways to prepare the different Catholic communities in Oceania Read more