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Catholic delegation visits PNG refugees

PNG visit affirms need for safe, secure pathways for refugees and people seeking asylum – Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum Seven representatives from the Catholic community in Australia have returned from a visit to Papua New Guinea to listen, pray and express solidarity with people seeking asylum…

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‘It’s not just about migrants, it’s also about us’

ANDREW HAMILTON SJ reflects on the importance to demonstrate compassion and humanity towards people seeking asylum during Migrant and Refugee Week 2019 Migrant and Refugee Week will be celebrated between 19th – 25th August 2019 in Australia. The theme of the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees…

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A message from Bishop Max L. Davis AM DD, Bishops’ Delegate for Migrants and Refugees

“It is timely for us to step up and do everything we can through thought, prayer and action to show forth, with courage, that we are all responding to God’s call to be truly human and to embrace each other with the same dignity and value that God…

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An inspiring National Week of Prayer and Action 2019

The Catholic community united together in an inspiring week of solidarity with people seeking asylum, calling for change. This year’s National Week of Prayer and Action was held during Refugee Week, between June 16th – 23rd June 2019, and many and varied groups and individuals from parishes, organisations…

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Fr Malcolm P. Fyfe msc writes on the 6th Anniversary to the Prime Minister

“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” Prayer of St Francis.’ An open letter to our political leaders by Fr Malcolm P. Fyfe msc, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Darwin. The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia. 19.07.2019 Dear Prime Minister, Today is…

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Support Medevac! Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie

During their election campaign the Coalition maintained their commitment to repeal what is now commonly known as ‘the Medevac Bill’. This bill has allowed the transfer of a small number of people from PNG and Nauru to Australia to receive medical treatment they desperately need. It looks almost…

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Refugee Week 2019

By Andy Hamilton SJ If you judge by figures and hopes realised, 2019 has not been a good year for refugees. Around the world political parties that have campaigned on excluding or expelling them have done well in elections. Governments that feed the wars and the inequality that…

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