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New Caledonians take to the streets to demand funding for Catholic schools

Thousands of people have marched in Noumea in support of New Caledonia’s Catholic schools, which are struggling to keep operating. Source: Radio New Zealand.


Vatican halts plan to rebuild Christchurch cathedral

The Vatican’s supreme court has stepped into Christchurch Diocese’s contentious building program, swiftly halting plans that include a new cathedral in the central city. Source:

Disaster Pacific

Auckland Catholics launch appeal for victims of Cyclone Gabrielle

Auckland Diocese has launched an appeal to help Cyclone Gabrielle victims in the Hamilton and Palmerston North dioceses. Source: NZ Catholic.

Disaster Pacific

Prime Minister says New Zealand facing tough recovery 

New Zealand has a steep mountain to climb as a tough recovery begins in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said, confirming 11 people have died with more fatalities possible. Source: Stuff.


Replica of Fatima chapel planned for Samoa

An exact replica of the Little Chapel of Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, is set to be built in Samoa after it was chosen by the World Apostolate of Fatima to become one of its regional centres in the world. Source: NZ Catholic.

Aged Care Pacific

Catholic sector’s ‘Pacific remedy’ to ease workforce crisis in aged care

The Federal Government should introduce industry-wide visa sponsorships for the aged care sector to help plug a huge workforce shortage, says Catholic Health Australia.