During an address to Australian bishops, Archbishop Gallagher said Pope Francis encouraged the Church in Australia to “hold on to hope and dream of a Church which is responsive to the needs of people, while fulfilling its calling to offer the consolation of the Resurrection and authentic solidarity to those who suffer”.
The first ever Vatican World Cycling Team last weekend joined Caritas Australia to learn about truth-telling and reconciliation.
Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Balvo has visited the Archdiocese of Perth for the first time, reminding Catholics to be committed and not look back at what was, but look forward with confidence to what can be.
A native of Brooklyn New York, new Australian Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Balvo has said the task of any Apostolic Nuncio is to be the eyes, ears and hands of the Holy Father,
“An extension of the Holy Father’s Ministry, because the Holy Father has his concern for the Church, all aspects of its life.”
Archbishop Balvo presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia on Friday 1 April.
American Archbishop Charles Balvo, a veteran of the Vatican’s diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will assume the role of Apostolic Nuncio to Australia. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Coleridge said Archbishop Balvo “comes to us at a complex and challenging time in the Church and in Australia.