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A papal honour for Archbishop Hart’s Executive Assistant A papal honour for Archbishop Hart’s Executive Assistant

A papal honour for Archbishop Hart’s Executive Assistant

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Media and Communications Office

It gave Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart particular pleasure on Sunday morning to present his own Executive Assistant with a prestigious papal honour.

Pope Francis has awarded Mrs Nicky Kitson the papal cross known as Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, and Archbishop Hart, during Sunday’s Solemn Cathedral Mass, bestowed the award on her, adding that it gave him particular joy to acknowledge Nicky’s extended service to the Church, the last fourteen as the Archbishop’s Executive Assistant.

Preparing for 24 Hours for the Lord

Friday 9 March 2018

Media and Communications Office, CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani

Pope Francis calls the universal church to set aside a special period of 24 Hours for the Lord, to be marked around the fourth Sunday of Lent. The focus of this initiative is to highlight and celebrate the liberating power of forgiveness, as experienced in and through the Sacrament of Penance and to set aside intentional time for communal and personal prayer and devotion. 

Strawberry Fair: St Anne's and St Gerard's Parish sweeten community spirit

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Media and Communications Office  
 
Set against a picturesque backdrop of gumtrees and the distant, hazy outline of the Dandenong Ranges, St Anne’s and St Gerard’s Parish in Park Orchards and Warrandyte welcomed thousands of eager visitors through its gates to celebrate the 35th annual Strawberry Fair on Sunday 3 March 2018.
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