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Kiwi played key role in interfaith accord to stop human trafficking

A New Zealander, Archbishop Sir David Moxon, has played a key role in bringing about an historic interfaith accord against human trafficking. Eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide by 2020 is the goal of the newly-formed Global Freedom Network. An accord was signed at the Vatican on March 17 by representatives of Pope Francis.

Aussie bishops back return to Friday abstinence from meat

Several Australian bishops said they would support re-establishing year-round Friday abstinence from meat in their country. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott of Melbourne, Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett of Lismore and Bishop Michael Kennedy of Armidale are among prelates who would back the change. Friday penance regulations were relaxed in Australia in 1985.   With permission of Cath News www.cathnews.co.nz

Marist priest appointed Bishop of Brentwood, England

A Marist priest, Fr Alan Williams has been named the new Bishop of Brentwood in England. The appointment was made by Pope Francis. The former Regional Superior of the Marist District of England says he was both “surprised and humbled” to be appointed.





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