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Australia Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Pioneering Priest Fr John Therry
Last edited 19th November 2014

Irish Catholic priest Fr John Therry not only laid the foundations of the Catholic Church in Australia, he also built St Mary's Chapel which would later be reconsecrated as St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. He founded schools, lobbied for land on which to build churches, provided aid for the poor and oppressed and gave pastoral care and support to Sydney's growing number of Catholics. He also witnessed the repeal of penal laws preventing Catholics from holding office and welcomed the arrival of Australia's first bishop, the Most Rev John Bede Polding in 1834.

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Pope Francis remembers the 30th Anniversary of Peace Treaty between Chile and Argentina
Last edited 12th November 2014

During the General Audience, Pope Francis remembered the 30th anniversary of the peace treaty that was signed by Chile and Argentina on November 29, 1984 at the Vatican.


Pope Francis Recalls Fall of Berlin Wall
Last edited 10th November 2014

Pope Francis recalls the fall of the Berlin wall during his Angelus address in St. Peter's Square Nov. 9.


Pope John Paul II, A Lead Role in Bringing Down the Berlin Wall
Last edited 9th November 2014

Saint Pope John Paul II had a "leading role" in bringing down the Berlin Wall, said Pope Francis after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on the day the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of its fall, to a lengthy applause form pilgrims at the mention of the Polis Popes name.

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Ruins of the Berlin Wall: What They Whisper 25-Yrs Later
Last edited 9th November 2014

What remains of the Berlin Wall discloses a subtle yet stark reminder for civilisation to not “look to walls as solutions,” says German priest Father Bernd Hagenkord, S.J.

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Was the Last 'Witch' of Boston Actually a Catholic Martyr?
Last edited 4th November 2014

The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000 other native Irish people, were enslaved by Englishman Oliver Cromwell during the occupation of Ireland and shipped to the island of Barbados, where they were sold as indentured servants.

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The Shocking Truth: Panel Discussion at UNSW
Last edited 24th September 2014

A panel discussion challenging views on the Inquisition, Crusades and Christian Colonisation, which was recorded during Christ Week 2014 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on 18 Sep 2014.

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Perth, Australia Will Be Home to Legendary Prayerbook
Last edited 9th September 2014

The fate of the legendary Rothschild Prayerbook - sold at Christie's in New York eight months ago for $15.5 million - has baffled art collectors. The 500-year-old book of prayers is the most expensive illuminated manuscript in history and considered one of the most important books in existence.

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The 'Unknown Pope': How Benedict XV is Relevant Today
Last edited 4th September 2014

Despite a biography title labeling him the “Unknown Pope,” Benedict XV had a tremendous impact on life of the Church, and his legacy of diplomacy and efforts for peace live on today.

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Pope to Mark WWI, with Visit to Cemetery for Fallen Soldiers
Last edited 28th August 2014

It was 100 years ago that World War I began. Millions died, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history. To mark the occasion, Pope Francis announced he will visit Italy's Austro-Hungarian War Cemetery on Saturday, September 13th. It's there, that a total of 697 soldiers were laid to rest. There's also a monument to honor the fallen.


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