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  Update from Columban parishes after tropical cyclone Yasa

Dec 21, 2020
In Ba, 66 people from Votua and Nakoroboya took shelter in the Parish Hall on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fr Pat said Mass for them on Friday morning, they then departed to their villages.
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  To develop Intercultural Communion

May 14, 2020
How to live together in peace and with justice in a pluralist world? Columban Fr Frank Hoare explores intercultural challenges and how awareness and dialogue can promote cross-cultural diversity and change for the better.
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  Christians and Muslims: Protecting Together the Places of Worship

May 04, 2020
This year’s message for the month of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr by the Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue reflects on the theme of respect to and protection of places of worship.
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  Interfaith youth forum in Fiji discuss the practice of fasting

Mar 13, 2020
A most interesting Fijian youth interfaith encounter occurred on the “Leap Year” day of 29th February 2020, at the crypt of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva.
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  Two new women lay missionaries for the Columbans

Feb 17, 2020
Latai Muller and Mereani Nailevu have made their commitment to God and to the Columbans that they will serve the Church as Columban Lay Missionaries.
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  Pacific Conference of Churches hosted a prayer vigil in Fiji for the Australian bushfire victims

Feb 05, 2020
The prayer service was offered for all the victims - both humans and animals - of the biggest bushfire that Australia ever had in its history. The Cathedral bell was rung 33 times for the civilians and firefighters killed in the bushfires since September 2019.
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  Remembering those in need at Christmas

Dec 18, 2019
While the rest of the world shops and parties frenetically in December, the people in Fiji busy themselves in providing retreats, carol singing and charitable outreaches to the less fortunate.
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  Season of Creation - 1 Sept to 4 Oct

Sep 03, 2019
Pope Francis invited the faithful to celebrate the Season of Creation. "It is a period of more intense prayer and action for the benefit of the common home and to feel in deep harmony with the men and women of goodwill who are protecting creation."
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  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation - Season of Creation

Aug 30, 2019
The theme for this year's Season of Creation (Sept 1-Oct 4) is 'The Web of Life.' This theme was chosen as a gesture of solidarity with the Synod on the Amazon which will take place in Rome from October 6-27.
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  The Golden Rule and Harmony Day

Mar 21, 2019
The continuing message of Harmony Day is 'Everyone Belongs' and promotes inclusiveness and diversity. Promoting the Golden Rule has never been as important as now in light of the recent massacre in Christchurch New Zealand.
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  A new Columban Century and a new Columban priest in Fiji

Nov 28, 2018
The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of St Columban’s day, 2018.
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  Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare

Aug 30, 2018
Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare. But occasionally these nightmares can be opportunities to experience the goodness of people here.
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  Dancing the Centennial Fiji Style

Jul 11, 2018
The song thanks God for the story of the Columbans from the rime of Bishop Galvin’s first going to China and then Fr. Blowick joining him and moves right up to our mission here in Fiji starting in 1952 and beyond.
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  A Christian Reflection on Ramadan

May 21, 2018
Although fasting in Ramadan is obligatory only for adult Muslims – there is no obligation on others, least of all on Christians...
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  Mission in a Muslim Country

Apr 16, 2018
Columbans here in Pakistan are extremely grateful for the support in many ways, both materially and spiritually, of our generous benefactors.
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  Columban at Commonwealth Games

Apr 11, 2018
Columban Missionary Fr Warren Kinne is one of the official chaplains at the Commonwealth Games taking place on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.
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  Columban Centenary altar cloth’s adventures in Fiji

Apr 09, 2018
The call to prayer, to mission and to faith are parts of the call of this Centenary Cloth. We hope to have a prayerful month while it is with us.
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  Urdu translation of a new short history of the Catholic Church

Mar 13, 2018
Book launch of the Urdu translation of A New Short History of the Catholic Church took place in Karachi on March 1 and in Rawalpindi on March 3.
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  Columban Fr Frank Hoare launches book

Mar 07, 2018
Titled ‘The Turning Wheel’ the book traces the relatively brief history of the Columban Fathers in Fiji from 1952 – 2017.
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  Blessing of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

Mar 07, 2018
The Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations (CCCMR) was officially blessed by Bishop Vincent Long, Bishop of Parramatta, on 28 February 2018.
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