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Cardinal Orlando Quevedo delivers keynote at national conference in Melbourne

Thursday 20 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

Following in the footsteps yesterday of Cardinal Peter Turkson, today Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato in the Philippines delivered the second keynote address of a two-day conference at Australian Catholic University’s Fitzroy campus.

Co-hosted by the Australian Catholic and Migrant Refugee Office and ACU, the symposium’s broader (and official) title was ‘National Conference on Pastoral Care in a Multicultural Church and Society’. Its intention has been to treat of and develop the call of Pope Francis to go out to the peripheries of the world and cast a net. Dubbed ‘Cast into the Deep’, the conference comes at a time in history when many people are on the move across the world, mainly forced by circumstances of conflict, uprising, war, natural disasters, persecution, violence, poverty and inhumane living conditions.

The South Sudanese tell their story – in Albion

Friday 21 July 2017

Words by Terry Byrne

On a brisk winter weekend in Melbourne, a Forum initiated by Pax Christi was held for the local community to listen to South Sudanese speakers relate their experiences in South Sudan and the factors that led to them and many more coming to Australia as refugees.

The event was held at St Theresa’s school hall in Albion and attended by a number of people interested to make the acquaintance of the South Sudanese and learn something of their journey.