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Two honoured for their achievements in interfaith dialogue
Last edited 14th May 2014

This month, two eminent members of the international Catholic community will be awarded Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) highest honour – Doctor of the University – for their outstanding achievements in promoting interreligious dialogue.


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Papal prayers for Christian unity, Egypt’s Christians
Last edited 13th May 2014

In a letter marking the first anniversary of his meeting with the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Francis assured him of his prayers for Christian unity and Egypt’s Christians.


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Decline of religious belief means we need more exorcists, say Catholics
Last edited 9th May 2014

The decline of religious belief in the West and the growth of secularism has “opened the window” to black magic, Satanism and belief in the occult, the organisers of a conference on exorcism have said.


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Vatican's Homepage Gets a Facelift
Last edited 8th May 2014

The Vatican launched a new look for its homepage, making it more user friendly and slightly more high tech. Next to Pope Francis' profile, user will find a new section featuring text, photo and video highlights from the Vatican and the Pope, as well as a calendar of events.

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Former Nuncio to Egypt and Advocate of Interreligious Dialogue Awarded ACU's Highest Honour
Last edited 7th May 2014

Bishops from across Australia attended a ceremony at the Australian Catholic University's North Sydney campus yesterday when Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, English-born former Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt and former delegate to the Cairo-based Arab League was created a Doctor of the University.


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The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World (PHOTOS)
Last edited 6th May 2014

When stepping into a holy place, our eyes seek the light. If we're lucky, the light will be shining through a stained glass window, adding illumination and beauty at once. Stained glass windows tell stories, educate and inspire.


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Pope Cried Over Images of Christians Allegedly Crucified in Syria
Last edited 6th May 2014

Pope Francis said he cried when he recently saw images of Christians allegedly killed by crucifixion. “Still today there are people who kill, who persecute in the name of God,” he said during a homily at early morning Mass in the chapel of his residence. And still today there are Christians who, like the Apostles, are “happy to be judged worthy of suffering dishonour for Christ’s name”.


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Pope Francis Takes Part In The First Meeting Of The New Vatican's Council For Economy
Last edited 5th May 2014

Pope Francis met for the first time with the new Council for the Economy, which was created back in February. The team is made up of 8 cardinals and 7 lay people, who will be in charge of overseeing the economic and administrative affairs of all Vatican departments.


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Another Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan, Accused of Blasphemy
Last edited 1st May 2014

Sawan Masih is a 26-year-old Pakistani man sentenced to death. He is Christian, and one of his friends accused him of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Even though the accusation lacked proof, it immediately triggered violent reactions. A mob attacked the Sawan Masih's neighborhood, leaving 400 families homeless. Authorities arrested 70 people, but they released them all on bail.

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Faith Leaders Urge Support of Minimum Wage Legislation
Last edited 1st May 2014

A group of religious leaders stressed the moral obligation to raise the federal minimum wage in an April 29 letter to Congress, describing increased wages as "indispensable to ensuring that no worker will suffer the indignity of poverty." The letter was released the day before the Senate was to vote on increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2016.


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