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Four Catholic congregations to divest from fossil fuels on anniversary of Laudato Si'
Four Catholic congregations to divest from fossil fuels on anniversary of Laudato Si'

Today, four Catholic religious congregations announced that they are selling their investments in coal, oil and gas companies as the moral case against fossil fuels continues to build. The first-ever joint Catholic divestment announcement marks the commemoration of the first anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, which calls on the responsibility humans share in caring for the planet, our common home. The Marist Sisters Australia, Presentation Congregation Queensland, Presentation Sisters Wagga Wagga, and The Passionists - Holy Spirit Province

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Leading Olympians to be recognised for outstanding character
Leading Olympians to be recognised for outstanding character
Leading Olympians will be recognised for their outstanding character at a unique event during the London 2012 Games. The setting is the first More Than Gold Legacy Breakfast, an event established to ‘honour character and influence in the world of sport’. The Legacy Breakfast takes place on Friday, 10 August at London’s Westminster Central Hall. The centre piece is the presentation of the Eric Liddell Award to one male and one female Olympian
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New Zealand: plans for cardboard church unveiled
New Zealand: plans for cardboard church unveiled
Anglicans in Christchurch, New Zealand have found an innovative solution to replace their Victorian Gothic cathedral which was destroyed in last February's earthquake.  The new structure, designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, will be built of cardboard. This temporary building will be made with cardboard tubes, wooden beams, structural steel and
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New Zealand: 'Garden City' continues to shake
New Zealand: 'Garden City' continues to shake
Nearly nine months since last year's devastating earthquake, small and large tremours continue to shake Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. More than 7,000 aftershocks have continued to rock the exhausted citizens. Father Paul G Shannahan, sm, National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies
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London: thousands of New Zealanders attend service for earthquake victims
London: thousands of New Zealanders attend service for earthquake victims
Never before have so many New Zealanders in London been gathered under one roof.  1,500 were seated very quickly in Westminster Cathedral,  with another 1,000 around the side chapels and a further 1,000 or so outside in the piazza. Canon Christopher Tuckwell  from the Cathedral welcomed everyone and led the opening prayers. 
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Archbishop expresses sadness at devastating NZ earthquake
Archbishop expresses sadness at devastating NZ earthquake
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has offered his prayers for the victims and those suffering in the aftermath of last week's devastating earthquake in New Zealand. In a letter to Archbishop John Drew, President of the country's Catholic Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Nichols said:
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NZ earthquake: Bishop sends message from twinned city in Dorset
NZ earthquake: Bishop sends message from twinned city in Dorset
Christchurch in Dorset, in the diocese of Portsmouth,  has strong links with the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. Bishop Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth has sent the following message to Bishop Barry Jones, Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand, following yesterday's devastating earthquake.
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Missio reports from New Zealand quake zone
Missio reports from New Zealand quake zone
Within a couple of hours of the earthquake striking Christchurch in New Zealand, Fr Paul Shannahan SM, National Director of Missio-New Zealand, quickly sent a message to all Missio offices around the English-speaking world from Wellington in the North Island and approximately 270 miles away from the epicentre of the earthquake.
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St Mary MacKillop is also a Kiwi saint
St Mary MacKillop is also a Kiwi saint
Saint Mary MacKillop, who has been canonised in Rome today, is as much a Kiwi saint as she is an Aussie one, a Brother of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, based in Wellington,  Aotearoa,  New Zealand writes: Expansion (of the Josephites) into New Zealand began in 1883 in Temuka - Canterbury province, South Island, ( or as South Islanders prefer - the Mainland !),
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