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30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons(Comments Off on 30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons)

July 1, 2020

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour, and there are more human slaves today than ever before. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.… More

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‘Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee’

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees in New Zealand, 21 June

As the title for his annual message for the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugess, Pope Francis has chosen ‘Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee’.… More

Laudato Si’ Week 16 – 24 May


The material in this article is drawn mostly from https://laudatosiweek.org/


Laudato Si’:
On Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and ecology was signed on 24 May 2015, the Solemnity of Pentecost. Its title means Praise be to You in the Umbrian dialect spoken by St.… More

A New Bishop for Auckland

Bishop-elect Michael Andrew Gielen was born in 1971 in Cambridge, NZ, and was ordained priest in 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of Otago, a Master in Theology degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA, and a Licentiate in Theology from the St.… More


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