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Anniversary Bishops

Prayers and tributes mark first anniversary of Cardinal Pell’s death

Thousands gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney to pray and pay tribute to Cardinal George Pell a year after his death in Rome. Source: The Catholic Weekly. 

Anniversary Eastern Rite

Ukrainian Catholic community celebrates 60th anniversary of cathedral

The Ukrainian Catholic community has celebrated the 60th anniversary of the blessing of the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Melbourne.

Anniversary History Religious Orders

Brigidine Sisters ‘had something of the explorer about them’

The Brigidine Sisters are celebrating 140 years as educators and pioneers in the rural town of Coonamble, New South Wales. Source: ABC News. 


Pope praises Julian of Norwich as example of faith and service

Although she died centuries ago, the English mystic Julian of Norwich continues to remind people of the importance of “faith in God’s loving providence and holiness of life expressed in generous service to our brothers and sisters in need”, Pope Francis has said in a message. Source: NCR Online.

Anniversary Religious Orders

Salesians welcome international leader to Australia during centenary year

The international head of the Salesians of Don Bosco has wrapped up an eight-day trip to Australia with a visit to Salesian College in Sunbury, Victoria, which is home to the motherhouse of the order in Australia.

Anniversary Middle East

Church ‘never abandoned its people’ during Iraq war

On the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of war in Iraq, the then-apostolic nuncio to the nation recalls his time in Baghdad, where St John Paul II had sent him as a messenger of peace. Source: Vatican News.

Anniversary In The Dioceses

Corpus Christi College celebrates its centenary

Corpus Christi College, the regional seminary of Victoria and Tasmania, will this weekend mark 100 years of forming and training priests to serve the people of God. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Anniversary Pope Francis

For my anniversary I would like the gift of peace: Pope

Pope Francis marked his 10th anniversary as pope yesterday with a private Mass with cardinals and an appearance on what Vatican News has dubbed a “popecast”. Source: CNA.

Anniversary Pope Francis

Francis marks 10th anniversary in Chair of Peter

On March 13, 2013, the world’s cardinals went to the ends of the earth to elect a successor to St Peter who would become the first pope from outside Europe. Source: The Catholic Weekly.