Posts Tagged ‘Land’

Pell advises new bishops not to sell land

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Vatican’s finance chief has told new bishops that they must not sell land. Cardinal George Pell addressed recently ordained bishops in Rome last September. The Tablet reported that the text of what he said has been released in a book of all the talks given to the bishops. The Prefect of the Holy See’s 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

US government urged to sign up to land mines ban

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Catholic bishops are calling on the United States government to join an international convention banning the use of land mines. The head of the US bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, Bishop Richard Pates, called on President Obama to show leadership by signing up to the 1997 Ottawa Convention. The bishop did this in Read more

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In an atmosphere of regional sectarian tensions, the headquarters of the Apostolic Vicar for Northern Arabia is being transferred from Kuwait to Bahrain, where the royal family has given land for the vicariate and a new church. The apostolic vicar, Bishop Camillo Ballin, said the move is being made because Bahrain is more central and Read more

Church is telling tenants to move off land in Apia town area

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Church is telling tenants to move off the land it owns in the Taufusi-Saleufi-Fugalei and Togafu’afu’a area of Apia. Church spokesman, Father Penitito Mauga, said that the Church wants to pool its vast tracts of land in the town area and lease it to businesses at a higher rate. “We have very few sources of income Read more