St Isidore, patron saint of the internet
In 1997 Pope John Paul II declared Isidore of Seville the patron saint of the internet. Isidore was a scholar with encyclopedic knowledge. In his writings he sought to collect, systematize and synthesize all existing knowledge. Speaking at a General Audience on 18 June 2008, Pope Benedict XVI, highlighted how Isidore combined contemplation and action.… Read More »St Isidore, patron saint of the internet
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
The United Nations established this day in 2005 through this resolution. The annual message for the day, together with other resources, are available here.
1997: Bringing Them Home Report published
The report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families was published on this day in 1997. Read the Bringing Them Home Report here and access information and teaching resources on the Stolen Generations here.
World Youth Day
World Youth Day is celebrated every year in local churches and every two or three years at the international level. The theme for 2020 is "Young man, I tell you, arise!" (Lk 7,14). Lisbon, Portugal will host the next international gathering for World Youth Day in 2022.