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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. 

Ash Wednesday

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Andrew Hamilton
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent that culminates in Easter, the celebration of Christ’s rising from the dead. In the Christian story it marks the triumphant end of God’s journey with us in Jesus. 

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