Bishops Commission for relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders


Dear to the heart of the early Missionaries was the desire to make Jesus Christ and his saving love known to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and to draw them into his Kingdom of love and peace.


The full inclusion of Catholic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into the life of the Church is still incomplete. This Commission seeks their fuller participation in every aspect of Church life and commits itself to promoting their dignity as brothers and sisters in Christ and to addressing the challenges that face them.


The Commission also wishes to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander people to achieve their rightful and proper place in the mainstream of Australian society while preserving precious elements of their own culture.


NATSICC is a not for profit organization that is funded by the Catholic Church and Caritas Australia's First Nations program and is the peak advisory to the Commission.


The Commission website


Bishop Eugene Hurley (Chair)

Bishop Don Sproxton

Bishop Joesph Oudemann

Bishop Columba Macbeth - Green

Bishop Christopher Saunders

(Consultant to the Commission)

 Commission Secretary: Trish Mowbray

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069   |   | 08 8363 2963


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