Social Justice    OCEANIA HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR CONCLUDES IN MELBOURNE
The Third Continental Seminar promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the theme "Promoting Human Dignity in Oceania" finished yesterday in Melbourne.
   The 150 participants, including 10 archbishops and bishops, priests, religious and laity, are from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
   According to a Vatican communique, "the themes that are being treated regard in a special way the major ethical questions implied in the processes of economic and financial globalisation and the need for a new re-proposal of values of social justice and of solidarity."
   Archbishop Francois Xavier Van Thuan and Bishop Diarmuid Martin, respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, are also participating in the seminar. Work concluded yesterday with a report on globalisation by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago.
   
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24 May 00

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