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Caritas Network responds to Christmas Philippines cyclone Caritas Network responds to Christmas Philippines cyclone

Caritas Network responds to Christmas Philippines cyclone

Thursday 4 January 2018

Media and Communications OfficeIn the Phillipines, local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network, are already responding with emergency assistance and support to those on the ground, following the devastating impact of cyclone Tembin.Cyclone Tembin made landfall in Caraga municipality, around 254 kilometres from Davao city, on Christmas eve. It has devastated communities in the southern Philippines, with early reports of at least 180 people dead. Caritas Australia is contributing $50,000AUD to the needs of affected peoples.

Film Review: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle

Monday 1 January 2018

Peter W. Sheehan, Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting

This American action adventure movie is a sequel to the 1995 film, ‘Jumanji’ and is dedicated to the memory of Robin Williams who starred in the original film, and who died in 2014. The word ‘Jumanji’ owes allegiance to the children’s book of the same name written in 1981 by author, Chris Van Allsburg.
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