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Representatives of Australia's 140 permanent deacons have discussed ways they "can be supported in furthering the mission of God through their ministry in the Church". The nine deacons from around Australia who form the executive body of the National Association of Deacons (NAD) met in Perth recently to explore the topic. (18/04/2013)
Deacon Mark Powell is chair of the National Association of Deacons (Australia). In this circular letter he invites all deacons, their wives and those in formation programs to join attend the 2013 NAD Conference in Canberra. (This information is also found on the Conference page) (18/02/2013)
The Coptic Catholic Church has a new Patriarch: Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, 57, Bishop of the Eparchy of Minya. (22/01/2013)
Deacon Jim Curtain was present at the diaconal ordination of seven men from Melbourne Archdiocese. As Jim was incardinated last year into that diocese the total number of deacons is now eight. (15/11/2012)
Seven men ordained as deacons for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. (02/11/2012)
From the 9th to the 16th of September in the city of Winnipeg, Canada, the 2012 Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took place in which participated 38 bishops from Ukraine, USA, Canada, Australia, countries of central and western Europe and South America – including emeritus bishops from Europe, the US, Canada and Argentina. Synods in the UGCC are the primary vehicle for election of bishops and establishment of ecclesiastical laws, directions and vision for the church. The synod is headed by Patriarch (Primate) also referred to as His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) who was elected and enthroned as the churches head in early 2011. (15/10/2012)
Seven men are in their final stages of preparation for ordination as deacons in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. (05/10/2012)