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ACMRO News Nov 2022

Ukrainian Eparchy bishop visits ACMRO with newly ordained deacon

On 24 November 2022, Bishop Mykola Bychok made a pastoral visit to ACMRO. During this visit, Bishop Bychok introduced newly ordained deacon Myroslav Vons, who together with his family recently came to Australia to continue his formation to the priesthood.

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Advent appeal for Ukraine

In his appeal to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Bishop Bychok stressed Ukraine’s need of prayer for peace and help to “support refugees and people in Ukraine during this winter, which will be the most challenging for our country for decades of independence.” Australian bishops recently announced its request to the Australian community to support and donate to this cause, in which ACMRO took part.

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Our chance to reset policy on asylum-seekers and refugees

Australia’s policies in relation to asylum-seekers and refugees in recent years have been unnecessarily mean, but the election of the Albanese Government provides a chance for a reset, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Humanitarian Corridor provides safe passage to Afghan refugees

A group of Afghan refugees arrives in Rome thanks to the ground-breaking Humanitarian Corridor project that allows vulnerable people a safe and legal passage as they flee violence, poverty, persecution, injustice. The President of the Community of Sant'Egidio describes the project as “an example for Europe”..

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