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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Connexions: Jesuit Social Services, Melbourne Australia

Nunzio Di Benedetto, SJ (ASL)


My name is Nunzio Di Benedetto and I'm a Jesuit Brother of the Australian Province. I have for the past three years worked in a service called Connexions as part of my regency, which I entered shortly after completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Boston College. Connexions is a program of Jesuit Social Services in Melbourne and was established in 1996 to support young people with concurrent mental illness and substance addiction (those with a "dual diagnosis").


  At Connexions we provide counselling to young people aged 16 to 28 years of age who meet the dual diagnosis criteria, and attempt to address the peo...

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