Melbourne News

How should we care for migrants and refugees?

Thursday 23 March 2017

Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office
The care of migrants and refugees coming to Australia is one of the most divisive issues in Australian public debate. Pastoral care of migrants and refugees will be top of the agenda for the Church in Australia later this year as Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana and Cardinal Orlando Quevedo from the Philippines arrive in Melbourne to give keynote speeches at a national conference on the issue.

Melbourne honours Blessed Oscar Romero

Friday 24 March 2017

Media and Communications Office, with Catholic News Service
Today is the anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in the chapel of a local hospital. It was one day after calling on the Salvadoran government to end its violation of human rights against the population. It is also the centenary of his birth year, which was 1917.