New Catholic Diocesan Centre opened in Hobart
Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has blessed Hobart's new Catholic Diocesan Centre, which houses the Church's administration, as well as the Catholic Development Fund, Centacare Tasmania, the Catholic Education Office, the Apprenticeship Specialist and Willson Training Centre.
"The Catholic community should be one important source of goodness and strengthening all sorts of good values, family, life, social justice," he said. "This centre will certainly enhance that. Organisations like Centacare and all the work they do with people struggling and refugees. It's good work, important work."
The new centre in Tower Rd is headquarters for the Church's Tasmanian administration, pastoral ministry, the Catholic Development Fund, Centacare Tasmania, the Catholic Education Office, the Apprenticeship Specialist and Willson Training Centre.
Archbishop of Hobart Adrian Doyle said the new centre had provides an opportunity to consolidate the offices of the church. He said one of the benefits was that those with high responsibilities could be in closer contact with each other. It also gives a picture of everybody working together for the church in Tasmania.
"We are a big organisation, a big employer and we need to be efficient and accountable but remembering what our core business is, preaching the gospel," he said. "Whatever goes on must be at the service of that."
Cardinal Pell was also in Hobart for a gathering of the Order of Lazarus, a philanthropic organisation best known for its work against leprosy.
Catholic centre's cardinal aim is service (The Mercury 10/9/05)
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Cardinal Pell opens new church HQ (ABC News 9/9/05)
12 Sep 2005