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Catholic agencies supporting asylum seekers and refugees met last week to respond to the federal government’s withdrawal of financial and housing support from detainees from Manus Island and Nauru who were brought to Australia for medical and mental health treatment. 

Mental Health Week is celebrated nationally from 8 - 14 October 2017. Catholic Social Services Victoria, in collaboration with the St Pius X Parish West Heidelberg, is marking the occasion across the Catholic community with a Mass for all those touched by mental health issues on Saturday 14 October at St Pius X Church, 491 Waterdale Rd, West Heidelberg, at 11am.
 

Responding to sexual abuse; ensuring our children are safe, Human Dignity honoured in living life, not taking it, Hearing Healing Hope - National Catholic Social Services Conference 21-23 February 2018. Click here to read more in our September Newsletter.

On 1 September there was a Joint Message of Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the World Day of Prayer for Creation. Some of the key messages of the statement include: (i) Our human dignity and welfare are deeply connected to our care for the whole of creation and (ii) the human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people.
 
Read the full statement, here.
 
 

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