Second World Day of the Poor: 18 November

WelCom November 2018: Parishes around the world will be to observing Pope Francis’ 2nd World Day of the Poor on Sunday 18 November 2018. The Archdiocese of Wellington is one of 12 dioceses worldwide, invited by international Catholic organisation Fratello to lead activities of encounter, dialogue and practical assistance with people on the margins of society.

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Catholic agencies call for action on climate change mitigation

WelCom November 2018: ‘Climate action should prioritise the poor,’ says Caritas Aotearoa NZ Annette Scullion Leaders from the Oceania region gathered in Wellington on Thursday 4 October, for the launch of the fifth State of the Environment report for Oceania – Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy: Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania 2018. The

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Royal Commission into abuse in state care

WelCom November 2018: Bishop Charles Drennan Sexual Abuse is a particularly abhorrent form of exploitation. Government figures recently released show that in New Zealand last year there were over a thousand [recorded] cases of child sex abuse. In England and Wales figures just released for the year 2016 to 2017, record 6613 cases of sexual abuse

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