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Aged Care Eastern Rite

Bishop welcomes first resident to new Mercy Health home

Our Lady Mercy Place Harris Park residential aged care facility has officially welcomed its first resident, as it opened its doors in the Greater Western Sydney suburb on Monday. Source: Maronite Eparchy. 

Eastern Rite Middle East

Sako appeals for Church unity to save Iraq’s Christian population

The head of the Chaldean Church has accused Iraqi politicians and bishops of inaction and corruption amid the “ceaseless exodus” of the country’s Christian population. Source: The Tablet.

Eastern Rite India

New leaders fail to settle liturgy dispute in Syro-Malabar archdiocese

A recent change of leadership in India’s Syro-Malabar Church has not meant a change in policy on a liturgical dispute, with the Church’s governing Synod again calling for obedience regarding a contested mode of celebrating the Mass. Source: Crux.

Eastern Rite Pope Francis

Pope urges Syro-Malabar Catholics to resolve dispute by Christmas 

Telling Syro-Malabar Catholics in India’s Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese that he does not want to see anyone excommunicated, Pope Francis pleaded with the priests and faithful to end their dispute over the way the Eucharist is celebrated. Source: OSV News.

Eastern Rite Middle East

Cardinal Sako condemns ‘unjust’ court rejection of case against Iraqi president

Iraq’s Supreme Court has dismissed an attempt by the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church to overturn a presidential decree that removed his “institutional recognition”. Source: The Tablet.

Digital Life Eastern Rite

Good news: Ukrainian Eparchy launches website

The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania has launched its new website, focused on sharing the Word of God and acting as a “bridge to our people”, according to Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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.

Eastern Rite

India’s Syro-Malabar synod allows civil marriage before Church wedding

The Eastern rite Syro-Malabar Church in India has conditionally allowed Catholic couples to enter a civil marriage before solemnising it in the Church. Source: UCA News.

Appeal Eastern Rite

Maronite fundraising tops $530,000 and counting

A Maronite Eparchy of Australia appeal to help educate impoverished students in Lebanon has so far raised more than $530,000.