Pope Francis has declared the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, which is celebrated each year on 8th February to be the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims of slavery and of Sudan. Australians are being urged to work together, through grass roots action and corporate governance, to end slavery around the world.
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) has wholeheartedly endorsed the two Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees adopted by the United Nations in the past month. As a concerted response to the unprecedented global movements of people across the world, these Compacts have developed new possibilities for international co-operation.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have submitted a joint report to the National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) on the Catholic Church’s implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Click here to read the media release or to download the PDF.
Catholic Religious Australia applauds the Commonwealth Government on the passing of the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (the Bill) through the House of Representatives on Thursday, 29 November. The Bill has now become law.
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) supports the coalition of groups meeting on October 14 to ramp up the campaign for more humane asylum policies in the New South Wales electorate of Wentworth ahead of the by-election.