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Australia's Catholics Restore Hope in Iraq Through Education
Last edited 23rd July 2015

Catholics in Iraq are 'challenging' the Islamic State not with weapons or violence but through education and teaching, thanks to the contribution and support of Australian Catholic University. This October courses will begin at the Catholic University of Erbil, which was desired by the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a concrete way to aid the Christian youth in the Middle East.

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Jordan Bank of River where Jesus Baptised Seclared UNESCO Heritage Site
Last edited 19th July 2015

UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and the location of Jesus' baptism.

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Pope Francis Apparently Not Amused by 'Communist Crucifix'
Last edited 9th July 2015

When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on the hammer of a hammer and sickle – the Pope appeared to say, “This is not ok,” while shaking his head.

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NAIDOC Week - 5 to 12 July 2015
Last edited 10th July 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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These Nuns are Making the Pope's Vestments for Ecuador
Last edited 2nd July 2015

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments for Pope Francis’ July 6-7 visit to the country.

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Archbishop Welcomes Pilgrims to Rome for Pallium Reception
Last edited 24th June 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher today welcomed family, friends and clergy at Domus Australia for the start of a pilgrimage to mark the reception of the Pallium. As ninth metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Fisher will be presented with the Pallium by His Holiness, Pope Francis at a Mass on celebrated on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on 29 June at St Peter's Basilica.

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Walking the Camino - A Great Faith Documentary
Last edited 17th June 2015

Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago has attracted millions of people from all around the world to embark on an epic 500-mile pilgrimage famous for its profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing, and physically challenging rewards.

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When a Preschool Opens Inside a Nursing Home All Heaven Breaks Loose
Last edited 16th June 2015

A hospital chain has found a way of caring for both the young and the old by having them take care of each other – and in the process, built a bridge across generations. The Intergenerational Learning Center consists of a preschool inside the Mount St. Vincent nursing home in Seattle, Washington. The 400 adults in the assisted-living center join the kids in daily activities from music and dancing to storytelling and just plain visiting.

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Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Turin
Last edited 1st June 2015

The programme of the Holy Father's pastoral visit to Turin, Italy on 21 and 22 June, on the occasion of the extraordinary exposition of the Turin Shroud, was published today.

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China Continues to Devour Its Own Children
Last edited 21st May 2015

This story concerns a married couple who each have one child with their previous spouses (it is unclear if the previous marriages ended due to divorce or death). According to the regulations set down by the Guizhou province where the woman in question, Qin Yi, works as a teacher, the couple are not allowed to have their own child. In the eyes of the province’s education bureau and the health and planning commission, their “one child” quota has been filled in their previous marriages. Thus, when it found out that Qin was five months pregnant, the commission ordered that she have an abortion by the end of the month.

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