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Cardinal’s Care Appeal 2018

WelCom December 2018: Following last year’s Synod, Cardinal John Dew reached out to parishes across the Archdiocese to lend a hand with the annual Care Appeal during Advent. The response was overwhelmingly generous. ‘With your help, the appeal raised a record $65,750 to fund Catholic Social Services’ projects within the Archdiocese,’ says Cardinal John. The Appeal

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Catholic Church leaders welcome inclusion in Royal Commission

WelCom December 2018: The New Zealand Catholic bishops and religious orders have welcomed the inclusion of faith-based institutions in the New Zealand Government’s expanded inquiry into the historical abuse of children. On Monday 12 November 2018, the prime minister Jacinda Ardern stated that Cabinet agreed to expand the inquiry to include faith-based institutions. The inquiry will

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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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Young people prepare for World Day of the Poor

WelCom October 2018: ‘The Lord listens to the poor who cry out to Him’ – from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Second World Day of the Poor, 18 November 2018. Annette Scullion Fratello, an international charity, based in France and which promotes the World Day of the Poor, has invited the Archdiocese of Wellington

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World Mission Sunday

WelCom October 2018: Ko te Rātapu Mīhana o te Ao 21 October 2018  |  21 o Oketopa 2018 World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to the missionary movement. Instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1926 as the day of prayer for missions,

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Papal Letter to “the People of God”

WelCom September 2018: For the first time, Pope Francis has written a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse. Past letters on sexual abuse scandals have been addressed to bishops and faithful of individual countries. In his letter, Pope Francis has responded to widespread revelations of clerical sexual abuse of 1000 children and

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 – Māori Language Week 2018

WelCom September 2018: Māori Language Week, te Wiki o te Reo Māori, promotes the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of this country – Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language. The dates for 2018 Māori Language Week are September 10–16 with the theme ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’. The Catholic

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