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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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  Serving migrants in South Korea

Jun 29, 2020
In the beginning, before Covid19, I was visiting people that came from Vietnam and helping the pregnant Vietnamese women to get medical attention along with a Korean nun. It was a special moment when these two beautiful and angelic-looking babies were born.
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  Refugee Week 14-20 June 2020

Jun 18, 2020
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
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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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  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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  World Day of Migrants and Refugees - September 29

Sep 25, 2019
Pope Francis in his message says, "We ourselves need to see, and need to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved."
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  105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees - August 25

Aug 23, 2019
Pope Francis in his message says, "We ourselves need to see, and need to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved."
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  From a Distant Shore: Syria

Jul 03, 2019
In recent years a growing number of people have come to Ireland to start new lives. This short fascinating documentary talks to Syrians who fled the war about their lives in Syria before the war.
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  Pope Francis’ Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Jun 03, 2019
The most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian mentality... is producing a “globalization of indifference”.
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  Campaign for Justice

Mar 15, 2019
Columban Fr Peter O'Neill, as a member of ACRATH, invites you to join their campaign in seeking justice for 22 workers from Vanuatu who were victims of labour exploitation while working on Australian farms picking fruit and vegetables.
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  Catholic Religious Australia endorses global compacts on migration and refugees

Jan 14, 2019
Catholic Religious Australia has endorsed the two “Global Compacts” on migration and refugees adopted by the United Nations last month.
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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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  Columban priest reports from US - Mexico border

Nov 15, 2018
It is a delight to get to know people who keep their cultures, languages and customs - to hear the echoes of a high-pitched, melodic indigenous languages, or the brave songs of the socially aware people of El Salvador, accompanied by skilled guitar players.
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  CRA Media Statement - Pacific Islands Forum

Sep 04, 2018
As the largest and wealthiest member of this Forum it is of the utmost importance that Australia is a committed and engaged Pacific partner.
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  Catholic Religious Australia applauds and champions multiculturalism

Aug 21, 2018
Catholic Religious Australia is concerned about increasing incidences of racism in our nation. On August 14th this phenomenon was brought to a new level by means of an important Parliamentary process...
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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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  #WithRefugees - Refugee Week 2018

Jun 18, 2018
In 2018, Refugee Week will be held from 17 June to 23 June. The theme for Refugee Week 2018 is #WithRefugees.
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