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Sydney’s Aboriginal Catholic Community Welcomes its New Chaplain

Last edited 2nd July 2018

Fr Darryl Mackie says it was a “very honouring experience” when he was presented to Sydney’s Aboriginal Catholic community as its new chaplain on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.


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New Archbishop for Melbourne

Last edited 1st July 2018

Pope Francis has this evening appointed the Bishop of Broken Bay, Peter A. Comensoli, as the new Archbishop of Melbourne, with effect from August 1, when he will be installed in St Patrick's Cathedral.


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Lay Rector a First at the 'Pope's University'

Last edited 7th June 2018

For the first time in its 245-year history, a lay professor has been appointed rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, also known as the “Pope’s university.”


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Sr Patricia Loses Appeal to Stay in Philippines

Last edited 23rd May 2018

Sr Patricia, 71, was on April 23 ordered to leave the Philippines by tomorrow because the Bureau of Immigration said she had violated her missionary visa.


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200 Years of the Blessed Sacrament Celebrated at the “Birthplace” of the Church in Australia

Last edited 6th May 2018

Hundreds of people, including bishops from all around the country, filled Sydney’s beloved St Patrick’s Church Hill on Sunday 6 May for an historic Mass commemorating 200 years of the preservation of the Blessed Sacrament in Australia.


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50 Years Young: The Grace and Peace of Mt Schoenstatt

Last edited 25th April 2018

When she was younger, Sr Renée Buchmann dreamed of becoming a missionary in Africa. Instead the Schoenstatt sister was sent as a missionary to Australia. She arrived on 22 May 1968, three days after the Mt Schoenstatt shrine at Mulgoa was opened and blessed.


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Oceania Bishops Meet to Discuss Regional Issues

Last edited 13th April 2018

Bishops from across Oceania are meeting in Papua New Guinea this week to discuss human rights and environmental issues in the region. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


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Chinese Officials Again Detain Underground Bishop During Holy Week

Last edited 27th March 2018

Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible agreement between the Vatican and China.


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Youth Say They Want a Church That's Transparent, Up-to-date

Last edited 25th March 2018

At the end of a week-long meeting held at the Vatican, young people from around the world have urged the Church to be more authentic, modern and creative in the way it interacts with young people, and in addressing controversial contemporary issues.


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Top Vatican communications officer resigns after 'Lettergate' fiasco

Last edited 21st March 2018

On Wednesday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano as prefect of the Secretariat for Communications in wake of what has been dubbed by many as the 'Lettergate' scandal, which has dominated Catholic media the past week.


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