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Debate has commenced on the Victorian Assisted Suicide bill Debate has commenced on the Victorian Assisted Suicide bill

Debate has commenced on the Victorian Assisted Suicide bill

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Media and Communications Office
 
Victorian MPs struggled yesterday to contain their emotions, including Premier Daniel Andrews who opened the parlimentary debate and vote on the state's proposed ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ bill. While the Andrews government hopes its bill will pass through the lower house by the end of the week, Deputy Premier James Merlino is standing firm in his opposition.

Fatima centenary celebrated in Thomastown

Friday 13 October 2017

Media and Communications Office

On the precise centenary of the sixth and final apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, 13 October 1917, parish priest at St Clare’s, Thomastown West, Father Aurelio Fragapane today gathered the children from St Clare’s Primary School onto the school oval, along with hundreds of other guests, for a rosary, Mass, Benediction and procession of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima around the school grounds, in commemoration of this significant anniversary.

With live music accompaniment, and with three young children from the school perfectly cast (and dressed) in the roles of Lucia Santos and Jacinta and Francesco Marto, the three Fatima visionaries, the children from St Clare’s led the recitation of the rosary, before Fr Aurelio, along with three other priests, celebrated Mass.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Centennial Fatima celebrations at Ta Pinu Shrine

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Msgr Benedict Camilleri, Ta Pinu Shrine
 
The Centennial Apparition at Fatima celebration brought a remarkable increase in pilgrims who crossed the threshold of Mary’s Haven, at Ta Pinu Shrine in Bacchus Marsh, to pay homage to the Mother of Our Lord. The Queen of Heaven and Earth who chose the three shepherd children of Fatima—Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta—to bring to the world Her message of love, and urge us to pray to Her Divine Son for the forgiveness of our sins.
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