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Rising sea levels in the Pacific Region

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Sunrise view of the Pacific Ocean.

"We will enjoy and celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty and her many species. We will honour our duty to love and care for her and add to her well-being wherever possible..." (Chapter Statement)

Following the recent gathering of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of  Oceania in Suva, Fiji in February 2023, and in the lead up to World Oceans Day (8 June) this issue of Just Now, a publication of Catholic Religious Australia of which the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation is a member, takes a deep dive into a major problem affecting the Pacific region - rising sea levels.

The Pacific Islands is a term used to describe over 10,000 islands spread throughout most of the Pacific Ocean. It is comprised of three ethno-geographic groups of islands: Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia...

Read the rest of the issue here (PDF)

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