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Pope Francis triggers record response to eConference


eConference News Story

From Catholic Communications,
Sydney Archdiocese

More than 50,000 people from across Australia and 20 countries worldwide have registered for the nations 10th eConference titled Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter’, with many thousands more expected to sign on as participants over the next two weeks.

The response to Junes eConference is breaking all records," says a delighted Dr Gerard Goldman, CEO of the Broken Bay Institute (BBI), adding that he has no doubt the key reason is the Holy Father himself.

Although his Papacy is little more than a year old, Pope Francis has captured the imagination and hearts of both Catholics and non-Catholics worldwide with millions continuing to be inspired by his humility, compassion for the poor and his spontaneous gestures.

These gestures include embracing and blessing the disfigured and severely disabled or offering excited youngsters a ride on his pope mobile during his weekly audiences in St Peters Square. They also include his determination and quiet courage as was displayed when he recently made an historic three-day visit to Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.

Presented by the BBI in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter eConference will be webcast live worldwide from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday 11 June.

Continue reading full story at the Sydney Archdiocesan website

Institute For Mission eConference host site

The Institute for Mission (1-5 Marion Street, Blacktown) is an eConference host site in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

If planning to attend the eConference at the Institute For Mission host site, please register your attendance by phoning Donnie on 02 9831 4911 or emailing 

For independent registration, phone Rhonda Andersen on 02 9847 0726 or email 

Further details are available at:

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