Media Releases 2016
The month of March marks the 5th anniversary of the escalation of violence in Syria, described as one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today. The Caritas global network has collectively reached 1.8 million Syrians in the past year yet more help is needed, urged Caritas Australia in a media release.
Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to tackle the enduring and growing problems of inequality, poverty, intergenerational disadvantage and unemployment in Australia.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is seeking submissions to a major research project on out of home care (OOHC) where children were often at a heightened risk of sexual abuse.
Catholic Mission is urging Australians to reach out to residents of Fiji following a category five cyclone that devastated the island at the weekend.
The decision of Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird cssr to make himself a defendant in historic child sex abuse civil claims was lauded for its leadership in restoring the credibility and trust in the Catholic Church.
Australian Bishops and Religious Leaders are morally obliged to do everything they can to ensure police are aware of incidents of child sex abuse, said Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) in a media release.
Two of Australia’s largest Catholic healthcare organisations have offered to provide medical support to any of the 267 asylum seekers applying for church sanctuary to avoid their forced removal to Nauru and are encouraging other hospital groups to do the same.