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ACMRO News July 2016

ACMRO 2016 Kit Launch - 19 August 2016

On 19 August 2016 the ACMRO will be launching the 2016 Migrant and Refugee Kit. Archbishop Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide, will be in attendance to officially launch the Kit.

The Kit Launch is an opportunity to officially begin the preparations for parishes around Australia to celebrate migrant and refugee week which culminates on Migrant and Refugee Sunday, on 28 August 2016.

The Kit was prepared by the ACMRO containing the Message from Pope Francis for Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2016. Also included is a message from Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop Delegate to the ACMRO, as well as information and resources for parishes to commemorate the day.

The ACMRO Kit Launch will take place at Mater Christi Parish, 413 Grange Road, Seaton, South Australia. All those in the area are invited to attend.

Proceedings begin at 7:00pm.

Sixth Annual Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium - 25 August 2016

On 25 August 2016, as part of the commemorations for Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2016, the ACMRO in conjunction with the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne Campus, will be hosting the Sixth Annual Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium.

The topic for this year's colloquium is, “Christian-Muslim Relations in a Persecuted Region and the Impact on Immigration”

Speaking on the night are:

Bishop Robert Rabbat
Eparch of the Melkite Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand
Mr Bayram Aktepe
President of the Islamic Council of Victoria
Fr Fabio Baggio
Director of the Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI), Rome

The Colloquium will be held at: 
Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre, 
Daniel Mannix Building,
Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC
Australian Catholic University (Melbourne)

On Thursday 25 August 2016 7:00pm-9:00pm. All those in the area are invited to attend.

Migrant and Refugee Sunday - 28 August 2016

This year's Migrant and Refugee Sunday will be celebrated on 28 August 2016. The ACMRO 2016 Migrant Kit is a resource available for Parishes and communities to help celebrate the contribution migrants have in our Catholic and wider communities.

The Kit can be downloaded from the ACMRO website.

World Youth Day 2016 - Pope Francis meeting with Authorities, the Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps, Wawel Castle 27 July 2016

Pope Francis in his address to the President, authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps of Poland, made mention of need to work collaboratively in the area of refugees.

Pope Francis said, " forms of exchange and cooperation need to be developed on the international level in order to resolve the conflicts and wars that force so many people to leave their homes and their native lands."

"Also needed is a spirit of readiness to welcome those fleeing from wars and hunger, and solidarity with those deprived of their fundamental rights, including the right to profess one’s faith in freedom and safety."

For the complete address from Pope Francis, click here.

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