International News

Letter on the month of May

Monday 27 April 2020

Vatican News
The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.  

Pope Francis' Urbi et orbi Blessing

Saturday 28 March 2020

Vatican News

On Friday, Pope Francis gave an extraordinary blessing, Urbi et orbi (“To the City and to the World”) to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”

Message from Archbishop Comensoli: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Parishes

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli  
Due to the rapidly changing situation in respect to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting on the advice of the Australian and Victorian Department of Health, the following precautionary measures are to apply across the Archdiocese of Melbourne effective 28 February 2020.