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Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in Micronesia

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016

'Impact of climate change on Pacific is real' - Dame Meg Taylor

18/01/2017 16:51

"The impact of climate change on the Pacific is real. It's not something that's going to happen; it's happening now." That was the assessment offered by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Australia causing refugees 'severe and lasting harm' - HRW

13/01/2017 15:45

In its annual global report, Human Rights Watch described Australia's poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps as "draconian". 

 

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See Melissa Hitchman

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, reflects on Pope Francis' words to the diplomatic corps on Monday January 9th

Australian ambassador praises Pope's words on peace, migration

11/01/2017 16:24

Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See says her government is in “listening mode” and keen to cooperate closely with the Vatican on questions such as disarmament, combatting human trafficking, or promoting child and maternal health

Pope Francis wearing an indigenous headdress in Brazil

Pope Francis wearing an indigenous headdress in Brazil

Pope sends letter to indigenous Australians

25/11/2016 11:19

 Pope Francis has sent a letter on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of St John Paul II’s words to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Alice Springs, Australia on 29 November 1986.

 

The Source of Mercy

'The Source of Mercy', an oil painting by Sydney born artist Niké Arrighi Borghese, formed part of a performance 'The Faces of Mercy' marking the end of the Holy Year

Australian Catholic artists create 'The Faces of Mercy' triptych

18/11/2016 16:02

As the Year of Mercy draws to a close, a group of Australian artists came together in Rome to perform a work dedicated to the theme of this Jubilee Year and entitled 'The Faces of Mercy'

Image of the Divine Mercy

Image of the Divine Mercy

The Year of Mercy in Perth, Australia

15/11/2016 10:47

As the Holy Year of Mercy draws to a close, Vatican Radio has been looking at how it has been celebrated around the world. The Auxillary Bishop of Perth, Donald Sproxton spoke about the initiatives that have been taking place in his Archdiocese.

 

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia

Jubilee: Archbishop Hart on welcoming the stranger

05/11/2016 11:01

One of the things Pope Francis has stressed over the course of this Jubilee of Mercy has been welcoming the stranger, especially at a time when migrants are fleeing areas of conflict in the world and looking to make a better life in countries, such as Australia.

The city of Brisbane, Australia where the Year of Mercy is being celebrated

The city of Brisbane, Australia where the Year of Mercy is being celebrated

Abp Coleridge: We need to enact mercy publicly

28/10/2016 08:12

The Year of Mercy may be coming to an end in the next few weeks, but for the past year the faithful of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia have been journeying together and heeding Pope Francis’ call to delve more deeply into the mystery of God’s Mercy.