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The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the Vatican's appointment of the first Cardinal from the Kingdom of Tonga.
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, 53, was one of 20 appointments announced by Pope Francis on 4 January, with many of the new Cardinals coming from developing countries. Bishop Mafi became the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue in January 2014 and will take up his new role on 14 February.
Rev. Jason Kioa, Chairperson of the Uniting Church in Australia's Tongan National Conference, commended the appointment.
The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that he is taking proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act off the table.
National Minister's Conference
St Joseph's Centre for Reflective Living
Baulkham Hills, NSW
24 July 2014
I'm really glad to be able to launch this Building Bridges resource here today at the National Minister's Conference where we've been focusing on fresh words and deeds around the cross cultural, multicultural and multi-faith contexts in which we live.