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International Human Rights Day: Catholic Mission Pakistan calls for anti-blasphemy laws to be repealed

International Human Rights Day: Catholic Mission Pakistan calls for anti-blasphemy laws to be repealed
10/12/2010

Catholic Mission Pakistan says the abuse of anti-blasphemy statutes in Pakistan continues to threaten the life and liberty of Christians and Muslims alike.


Lawson hosts World Day of Prayer gathering

Lawson hosts World Day of Prayer gathering
09/03/2012

Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson Parish has hosted a World Day of Prayer gathering, with more than 70 people from different denominations taking part.


Mary MacKillop: 'Holiness and heroic virtue'

14/10/2010

A Video Message from The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, on the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop.


Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP appointed Archbishop of Sydney

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP appointed Archbishop of Sydney
18/09/2014

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney, the Vatican announced today.


NCCA: Pope Benedict XVI shows courage passing on the mantle of leadership

12/02/2013

The National Council of Churches in Australia has written to the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity assuring that it will uphold the Roman Catholic Church in prayer following the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.


New chair for the Council for Australian Catholic Women

07/03/2011

The Bishops Commission for Church Ministry has appointed Natalie Lindner L’Hullier as chair of the Council for Australian Catholic Women.


One in the Apostles: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011

One in the Apostles: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011
02/06/2011

This year's theme for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - "One in the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer" - invites Christians everywhere to reflect on their relation to the mother Church of Jerusalem.


Other Ways: growing alternatives to violence

Other Ways: growing alternatives to violence
15/09/2010

The NSW Ecumenical Council, in partnership with five faith based community organisations working for peace and justice, will celebrate the achievements of the Decade to Overcome Violence on Friday 24 September.


Pakistan’s highest civilian award given to Columban Fr Robert McCulloch

06/03/2012

Australian born, Columban Fr Robert McCulloch has been awarded the Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam - Pakistan’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals - for "services to health, education and inter-faith relations".


Photo Feature: Bishop Manning's farewell

Photo Feature: Bishop Manning's farewell
13/04/2010

Hundreds of people from throughout the Diocese farewelled Bishop Kevin Manning at St Patrick's Cathedral on 11 April, following his retirement after 12 years as the Bishop of Parramatta.


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