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Since August 2019 to now, the major international news networks have reported that acres of land in Australia have been burning. Former Catholic News Editor JUNE JOHNSTON is currently visiting family there and shares her perspective.

The date on my iPad is Monday, January 13. It is just after midnight and I am very aware that back home it’s Sunday 12.

We left home on Saturday, December 14 for Sydney to spend Christmas and bring in 2020 with our daughter, her husband and our four-year-old granddaughter. This trip had been planned long in advance and the alarming news reports about the Australian bushfires had not made me think twice about cancelling. Our daughter and her husband both assured us that we would be quite safe in the eastern suburbs of Sydney near Bondi.

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