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  • 870 million people go hungry, according to the latest UN report
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             15 Oct 2012
    A new UN report estimates that around 870 million people have suffered from chronic malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. The number is one-eighth of the world's population, 300 million of whom are children.


  • A Look Inside a Refugee Camp in Lebanon
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             14 Sep 2012
    This is a refugee camp in Lebanon. It's here, in these tents, that thousands of Syrians are looking to start a new life, after leaving everything behind.


  • A Mother's Love - Vast as an Ocean, Sweet and Gentle as a Stream
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             11 May 2012
    When it comes to motherhood, Cabramatta's Vietnamese-born, Hien Thi Vo is a standout. Not only has she brought up four sons and two daughters as well as help raise her seven lively grandchildren, but from the age of 10, she was "mother" to her younger brothers and sisters.


  • Pontifical Sediario Publishes Memoirs as An Employee of The Popes
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             7 May 2012
    Massimo Sansolini is one of 26 pontifical sediarios. In 1964 he saw first hand some of the highlights of the Second Vatican Council, he also was in charge of the old "sedia gestatoria," portable papal thrones that were used during the pontificates of Paul VI and John Paul I.


  • Thousands Visit Rome to Celebrate Holy Week
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             12 Apr 2012
    Tens of thousands of people made their way to Rome this month to take part in all the celebrations that mark Holy Week.


  • Seventh Anniversary of John Paul II's Passing
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             4 Apr 2012
    It was seven years ago, on April 2, 2005, that John Paul II passed away. Millions of people mourned his death, as the bells of St. Peter's Square rang over and over again.


  • Benedict XVI's Farewell Speech at Havana Airport
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             30 Mar 2012
    Benedict XVI departed Cuba with the Spanish saying "hasta siempre," on his second trip to Latin America and his first to Cuba.


  • Pope Benedict's Homily in Silao, Mexico
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             26 Mar 2012
    Brothers and Sisters, "I am very pleased to be among you today and I express my sincere gratitude to the Most Reverend José Guadalupe Martín Rábago, Archbishop of León, for his kind words of welcome. ..."


  • A Priestly Network
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             23 Mar 2012
    A number of retired priests or priests considering retirement within the Archdiocese of Sydney had the opportunity to "network" today when they were hosted by the Priests' Retirement Foundation and Cardinal George Pell.


  • The Real Face of Christ - As Seen by Fr Robert Barron
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             16 Mar 2012
    During his recent visit to Australia, Chicago priest and founder of Word on Fire, Fr Robert Barron spoke with Bishop Peter Comensoli of the Archdiocese.


  • Needs of Sexual Abuse Victims Must Come First - Pope
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             9 Feb 2012
    Participants of a symposium in Rome on sexual abuse have been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to put the needs of abuse victims first. Called "Towards Healing and Renewal" the gathering at the Pontifical Gregorian University is for Catholics Bishops and Religious Superiors.


  • Who Were the Three Wise Men? The Pope Explains
    By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese             6 Jan 2012
    In 2005, World Youth Day was held in Cologne, Germany, where Benedict XVI set time aside to pray at the tomb of the Three Wise Men.