More than 3,000 young people from across Australia and half of the Australian Catholic bishops joined Pope Francis for a prayer vigil at Campus Misericordiae, Kraków on Saturday 30 July as part of World Youth Day 2016.
Caritas Australia has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement this morning of a Royal Commission, to investigate the evidence presented in this week’s Four Corners program about juvenile detention in the Northern Territory.
In 2016, more than $11 million was raised nationally for Caritas Project Compassion, with more than $208,000 contributed by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Participants in a seminar led by Richard Leonard sj know that they will be enthralled from the outset, and that was certainly true of the recent Mercy in the Movies. Continually alluding to the theme, Richard beckoned us into the experience of mercy, through an interweaving of words and stories from gospel witnesses, scripture, society and culture – notably the media.
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims depart for Poland on day 11.
World Youth Day in Sydney changed the landscape of youth ministry nationally, the Australian bishops said today during a national gathering of Australian pilgrims currently participating at World Youth Day (WYD) events in Krakow, Poland.