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Plenary Delegates in Service to the Gospel Mission

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Communications Office
 
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) has submitted the names of eight possible delegates to the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council, from which four will be chosen to attend both the assembly in Adelaide (4-11 October 2020) and the assembly in Sydney (27 June - 2 July 2021). A total of 78 applications were received by the Archdiocese, from which a Selection Panel recommended eight people to Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, who accepted the recommendations. Chair of the Selection Panel, Mark Edwards OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, said that each one of the 78 names submitted could have easily been put forward as a delegate for their example of Christian wisdom and faith. He stressed that delegates are not ‘representatives’ of particular causes, groups or issues, but ‘delegates’ in service to the Gospel mission. 

 

 

 
 

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. 

The Long View: Ranmal from Caritas on how to change communities for good

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Communications Office
 
Caritas Australia’s Ranmal Samarawickrama changes lives, and he wants to remind you that, no matter how small your contribution is, you do too. Ranmal is Manager for Asia at Caritas, working alongside Caritas’ local partners empowering communities to break free from the cycle of poverty, whilst ensuring they are architects of their own development. When we spoke with him in the lead up to Project Compassion, Ranmal explained how everyone has their role to play when it comes to international aid and development. And when you take the long view, the effect of even the smallest contribution is momentous. 

 

 

 
 

Serving communities with courage and compassion: Francis Sullivan delivers opening keynote

Thursday 27 February 2020

Communications Office 
 
More than 200 community leaders gathered for an opening keynote address by Francis Sullivan, former CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council to launch the biennial Catholic Social Services national conference, ‘Serving communities with courage and compassion’. 
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