This week is Migrant and Refugee Week, and the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) is celebrating it with a colloquium in honour of Bishop Joe Grech this Thursday.
The theme of the evening is “Migration and Poverty: Exploring Ethical Solutions. The colloquium will be held at Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne Campus, 24 Brunswick St, Fitzroy from 7-9pm.
Speaking at the colloquium will be: Australia’s former Ambassador to the Holy See Tim Fischer; His Excellency Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia; and Bishop Gerard Hanna, Bishops’ Delegate for Migrants and Refugees.
Bishop Joe Grech was a tireless advocate for refugees and asylum seekers on behalf of the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL). He passed away suddenly in December 2010, and this is the third colloquium to be held in his memory.