On this day in 1945 Blessed Peter To Rot was martyred in Papua New Guinea. Find out more about his life here.
From this year forward, Migrant and Refugee Sunday will be celebrated in Australia on the last Sunday in September. This brings the practice of the Church in Australia into line… Read More »Migrant and Refugee Sunday
The Nobel Prize website explains that Peace Prze Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is "the daughter of the legendary liberation movement leader Aung San. Following studies abroad, she returned home… Read More »1988: Formation of Burma’s National League for Democracy by Aung San Suu Kyi
"On November 9, 1989, as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced a change in his city’s relations with the… Read More »1989: Opening of the Berlin Wall
On this day in 1995, writer and human rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed in Nigeria despite worldwide pleas for clemency. The country's military rulers ordered the execution of Mr… Read More »1995: Execution of nine Nigerian environmentalists and human rights activists
On November 12, 1991, Indonesian troops fired upon a peaceful memorial procession to a cemetery in Dili, East Timor that had turned into a pro-independence demonstration. More than 271 East… Read More »1991: Dili Massacre, Timor-Leste: more than 271 people killed
In the early hours on 16 November 1989, six Jesuit priests, a cook and her 16-year-old daughter were shot and killed at the Pastoral Centre of José Simeón Cañas Central… Read More »1989: Murder of six Jesuit priests and two co-workers in El Salvador
On this day each year marches, prayer services and flag raising ceremonies are held to commemorate the first raising of the West Papuan national flag, the Bintang Kejora or Morning… Read More »West Papua Flag Day