St Teresa of Kolkata with Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe in Rome (CNS/Jesuits Global)

The sainthood cause of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe was formally opened in Rome on Wednesday, the 28th anniversary of Fr Arrupe’s death. Source: CNS.

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Jesuit Social Services believes prison should only be used as a last resort (Bigstock)

Proposed legislation in Victoria that will result in lengthy jail sentences for intimidation of police and prison officers fails to address the underlying factors behind tensions in the justice system, says Jesuit Social Services.

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Pope Francis at the general audience at the Vatican yesterday (Vatican Media)

Although brief, the apostolic journey to the United Arab Emirates “wrote a new page in the history of dialogue between Christianity and Islam”, Pope Francis said. Source: Vatican News.

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ACBC General Secretary Fr Stephen Hackett MSC (left), Bishop Patrick O’Regan and Fr Tom Elich peruse the new publication (ACBC)

A new Australian Catholic Bishops Conference publication launched last night presents a blueprint for parish communities regarding the stewardship and renewal of existing church buildings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The affordable housing will be built on a 3ha site near Hobart (Hobart Archdiocese)

Tasmania's Presentation Sisters will convert a valuable coastal block of land south of Hobart into an affordable housing estate to help overcome the state's housing crisis. Source: The Mercury.

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Fire rips through a forest on the outskirts of Labertouche, Victoria, on Black Saturday, 2009 (CNS/Mick Tsikas, Reuters)

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has invited all Victorians to find a moment in quiet prayer and reflection today for the victims of the tragic 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Flooding in Black Weir as Ross River Dam opened its flood gates fully on Sunday (Townsville Diocese/Neil Helmore)

The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has launched an appeal to help victims of the devastating flood disaster affecting Townsville and surrounding areas.

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Archbishop Peter Loy Chong (ACN)

Religious leaders and the government in Fiji have found “common ground” over the appointment of principals to religious schools in the country. Source: Crux.

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Scott Morrison (Facebook/Scott Morrison)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not yet convinced Labor or key crossbenchers that his government’s approach to reviewing medical transfers for sick asylum-seekers is best. Source: SBS News.

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Pope Francis at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi testerday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis completed his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates by celebrating an historic public Mass in Abu Dhabi. Source: The Tablet.

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Pope Francis speaks to journalists during his flight from the United Arab Emirates yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has admitted that the Vatican must do more to prevent the physical and sexual abuse of nuns and sisters by Catholic priests. Source: Global Sisters Report.

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Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaidó with wife Fabiana and daughter Miranda (Wikipedia/Voice of America)

Venezuelan bishops have met with Juan Guaidó, the national opposition leader who has declared himself interim president, in an effort to mobilise humanitarian aid to the crisis-stricken country. Source: CNA.

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The survey authors specified that not identifying with any religion did not necessarily mean no faith or spirituality (Unsplash/Alev Taki)

A recent study into Australian teens’ attitudes to religion made headlines for its negative findings – that 52 per cent of teens do not identify with any religion and only 37 per cent believe in God, writes Barney Zwartz. Source: The Age.

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Human rights would be enshrined in Queensland law should the bill pass as expected (Bigstock)

Introducing a bill of human rights in Queensland could open the floodgates to frivolous complaints, LNP members have argued. Source: Brisbane Times.

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Fr Steve Sinn SJ (The Southern Cross)

From novice teacher in Adelaide to parish priest in Sydney and, most recently, founder of a community for ex-prisoners in Bathurst, Fr Steve Sinn SJ has always had an eye for the outsider. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Members of the seniors group at the multicultural wellness centre in Melbourne (VMCH)

A Catholic-run multicultural wellness centre in Melbourne is connecting seniors and tackling social isolation. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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A church roof in American Samoa in need of repair 12 months after it was damaged by Cyclone Gita (Catholic Mission/Bishop Peter Brown)

One year on since Cyclone Gita swept through the Pacific Islands, the devastation and destruction caused by the storm is still evident and its impact profound. Source: Catholic Mission.

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The Missionaries of Charity nun is accused of selling a child (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers has been denied bail by India’s Supreme Court. Source: CNA.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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