Posts Tagged ‘Parramatta’

Former Vietnam boat refugee to lead Aussie diocese

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Pope Francis has appointed a former refugee, who fled war-torn Vietnam by boat in 1979, to lead the Australian diocese of Parramatta. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, 54, begins his new role after serving as a Conventual Franciscan since 1989 and as auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne since 2011. Parramatta, in western Sydney, is one of Read more

Māori celebrate 200 year old connection to Parramatta

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Rua Rau Festival celebrated last weekend in Parramatta, Australia commemorated the common history that has linked Māori Sydney and the Parramatta region for over two hundred years. 51 elders from the North trekked across the ditch to Parramatta for the celebrations, which recognise an enduring relationship between their ancestor Ruatara and the Anglican minister Read more

New Sydney archbishop expresses shame and sorrow at abuse

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The new Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has expressed shame and sorrow at child abuse by clergy and at the Church’s abandonment of victims. In his first news conference last week, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher, OP, said he was determined to do everything he could to make sure the abuse didn’t happen again. To the survivors of Read more

Dioceses launch independent inquiry by former Federal Court judge

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Two Australian dioceses have jointly commissioned an independent inquiry by former Federal Court judge Antony Whitlam, QC, into the way they handled a priest who admitted abusing children. The inquiry is in response to widespread media reports about the activities of a so-called Father F — which have also prompted calls for a royal commission Read more