Posts Tagged ‘Church for the poor’

Pope Francis once owned a white Lamborghini Huracán

Monday, May 27th, 2019

In November 2017, Pope Francis became the owner of a white Lamborghini Huracán ($250,000), a gift from the Lamborghini board of directors. Pope Francis auctioned it at Sotheby’s in London, and the proceeds of $800,000 ) went to charitable causes. Read more Related Posts:Pope, at military cemetery, tells arms manufacturers:…Pope Francis gets a new toyPope Francis Read more

Church tackles housing crisis by building eco social housing

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

A church in Gisborne is tackling its local housing shortage. It is the driving force behind a plan to build module eco homes for families in need. The Ahuru Mowai Housing Project has the twofold aim of increasing ownership of energy-efficient homes and boosting employment. Ahuru Mowai plans to build seven module homes in Ida Read more

It is not just about buildings – it is about mission

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The Archbishop of Wellington cardinal John Dew wants to go further than just combining parishes and reducing the number of church buildings. He is calling for a more mission-focused church. In an extended interview, posted on Stuff about two recent memos he has recently circulated, Dew said there should be “fewer conversations about ‘the colour Read more

Methodist Church makes land available for farmers

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Methodist Church in Fiji has started leasing out agricultural land close to Navuso where the church had more than 300 acres of land. The Methodist Church is the second biggest land owner in Fiji. “We want people to utilise the land and make a living for themselves, especially farmers,”  says the Church’s newly-elected president Read more

A Church for the poor

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Pope Francis grabbed headlines recently when he announced that Rome had lifted the block on sainthood for Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was shot dead while saying Mass in 1980. But much less attention was given to another of the pope’s actions, one that underscores a significant shift inside the Vatican under the Read more