On 9 September 2015, the Federal Government announced Australia’s decision to welcome 12,000 Syrian refugees fleeing persecution in their home country. The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, has echoed Pope Francis in calling on all Catholics to respond generously to the official Archdiocese of Sydney appeal by providing whatever assistance they can.
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Saadi and Asia Maklef are refugees who came to Australia in 2011. Both use wheelchairs as a result of illness and injury, and faced years of persecution and tragedy before finally finding new hope in Liverpool.
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The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, CatholicCare Sydney and the Justice and Peace Office officially launched the Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Syrian Refugee Appeal on Sunday 22 November, at a special Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Syrian Catholic Church in Concord.
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The Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Syrian Refugee Appeal is an opportunity for all Catholics and those of goodwill to act and meet the needs of Syrian refugees as they rebuild their lives here in Australia.