Pope Francis calls for Extraordinary Month of Mission

WelCom July 2019: ‘Baptised and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world’ – theme for Extraordinary Mission Month, October 2019. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum illud (November 30, 1919) on the activities carried out by missionaries around the world. Pope

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End of Life Choice Bill passes Second Reading

WelCom July 2019: The End of Life Choice Bill is a bill before the New Zealand Parliament that seeks to give people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying. The first reading of the bill was in December 2017, after the bill entered the ballot in

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand – Caritas Aotearoa Niu Tīreni

WelCom July 2019: 50 years of ‘love in action’ – kua 50 ngā tau ‘whakaatu i te aroha me te manaakitanga’. This year marks 50 years since the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference – He Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa established national bodies for Catholic overseas aid, justice and peace, and provision of lay

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