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Australian sisters accepted into Mercy-UN program

Five Australian Sisters of Mercy have been selected to participate in Mercy Global Concern’s in-service program later this year at the United Nations in New York.


Sisters Claudette Cusack (Adelaide), Pat Linnane (Bathurst), Joan Doyle (North Sydney), Marie Butcher (Parramatta), and Sally Bradley (Melbourne) will join twenty other Sisters of Mercy from different parts of the world in the two-week program from September 3 to 14.


Entry into the program is based on a written application and priority is given to Sisters of Mercy who work in developing countries or who have been trying to implement the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through their ministry.


To read an overview of the MGC program visit


Established in 1998, Mercy Global Concern promotes human solidarity and care for earth, and represents Mercy International Association at the United Nations. Mercy Global Concern is the mechanism by which all those associated with the Sisters of Mercy may interact with the United Nations.