Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA – The Church in prayer for the gift of rain
Sydney – The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions that is affecting certain areas of the country. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the current drought is the worst in 100 years or more, with most parts of Australia’s eastern states declared to be in drought. At the invitation of the Australian Bishops’ Conference, parishes, schools, families and other Catholic communities across the country are being encouraged to participate in the National Prayer Campaign for Drought.