Sunday, November 27, 2016
In the Catholic tradition November is a month to remember those who have died. In many Churches there is a custom of writing the names of family, friends and significant people in a book of remembrance.
Today I visited the Cathedral of St Stephen to add two names to their remembrance book. These are significant names that deserve mention in every parish listing of those who are deceased and worthy of our prayers.
Hamid Khazaei died as a result of neglect and abuse by detention centre staff on Manus Island. His death is another indication of the cruelty and inhumanity of Government policies and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees,