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- 25 March, 2023
Catholic communities unite for ‘Fiat – A Weekend of Prayer’
Catholic communities across Melbourne Archdiocese, including the Catholic prison population, will unite in prayer over the next three days during “Fiat – A Weekend of Prayer”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Pope urges renewed consecration of Ukraine and Russia to Mary
Pope Francis has urged believers to renew the consecration of humanity – especially Russia and Ukraine – to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Source: Vatican News.
Council halts Christian prayer after legal warning
A Melbourne council has paused the use of a Christian prayer asking God to direct it after receiving a legal letter stating its inclusion in council processes was unlawful. Source: The Age.
Pope calls for prayers for victims of abuse
Pope Francis has dedicated this month to praying for victims of abuse, saying simply asking forgiveness is not enough, but the Church must put victims first and avoid cover-up. Source: Crux.
Ecumenical prayer for peace in Ukraine marks anniversary of Russian invasion
An ecumenical day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine was held in the Ukrainian Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne on Friday – the first anniversary of the Russian invasion.
ACU says Hallow to Catholic prayer app
Australian Catholic University has teamed up with the world’s leading Catholic prayer and meditation app to offer students and staff a free personal prayer resource during Lent and beyond.
‘Viral’ celebration will mark 10th anniversary of Francis’ pontificate
An online prayer initiative has been launched ahead of the 10th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis on March 13. Source: Vatican News.
Councillors push for end to ‘inappropriate’ Christian prayers at meetings
A group of Victorian councillors has written to the state government calling for guidelines to end Christian prayers in local council meetings. Source: The Age.
Pope asks parishes to be open communities
In his prayer intention video for February, Pope Francis asks parishes to truly be communities – places of listening and welcome whose doors are always open to all, no one excluded. Source: Vatican News.