Behrouz Boochani (Amnesty International)

The United Nations has called for calm after a group of asylum-seekers were detained by PNG police and dozens more removed from the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre, Sky News Australia reports.

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John Howard (ABC)

John Howard has debunked Malcolm Turnbull’s argument that religious freedoms will lead to sharia law in Australia, The Australian reports.

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The tree is installed in St Peters Square (Rome Reports)

The moment has arrived for the Christmas tree to be put up at the Vatican. It arrived this week after a 12-day, 2000km trip across Europe. Rome Reports has the story.

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Pope Francis greets the crowd at the Vatican on Wednesday (CNS/Paul Haring)

A group linked to Islamic State (ISIS) has released a propaganda poster depicting Pope Francis being beheaded, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Cardinal George Pell (CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal George Pell's legal team has requested documents from an ABC journalist, her book publisher and Victoria Police as the team prepares his defence against historical sexual offences, The Age reports.

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The funeral of Fr Shallvey MSC was held at OLSH Parish, Randwick (MSC)

Fr John Shallvey MSC, who was instrumental in the early days of the Antioch Youth Movement, was laid to rest earlier this month, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart report.

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Tim Hart has written an upbeat theme song for the festival (ACBC)

With just two weeks until the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, the Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth has launched the official song for the festival, the ACBC Media Blog reports.

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 Catholic sector says independent schools data is misleading (About Catholic Schools)

The funding feud between Catholic and independent schools was reignited yesterday with the first meeting of a board reviewing how the Commonwealth resources schools, ABC News reports.

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Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason in Borg McEnroe (IMDB)

Borg McEnroe succeeds as a character study of tennis greats Björn Borg and John McEnroe, as entertainment, and as a somewhat experimental, artistic investigation into the demands that being the best places upon people.

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North Queensland Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston (Catholic Leader)

North Queensland rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston is helping to keep the Catholic faith alive in Cowboys country by providing free air travel for a priest to celebrate Mass in a remote Aboriginal community, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Fr Frank Brennan SJ (CSSA)

Jesuit priest and lawyer Fr Frank Brennan has been appointed to a panel tasked with reviewing protections for religious freedom in the wake of the same-sex marriage vote, the ABC reports.

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Field firming for by-election (Bigstock)

Cory Bernardi is today expected to announce that 25-year-old Maronite Catholic man Joram Richa will run for the Australian Conservatives in the Bennelong by-election, The Australian reports.

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Atheists argue shelter was mixing church and state (Bigstock)

A group of atheists is suing a New Jersey animal shelter because it used a Catholic priest to bless cats and dogs, the New York Post reports.

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Bishop Richard Umbers addresses vigil (Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

Hundreds of Catholics turned out to an impromptu prayer vigil following the desecration of a statue of Mary at a Sydney church, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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The statue of St Martin de Porres (Instagram)

A statue of St Martin de Porres, created in Vietnam for an Adelaide Catholic school, will be altered following a social media storm, The Australian reports.

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People will be able to end their life under new laws (Bigstock)

Voluntary euthanasia is poised to become legal in Victoria after an assisted dying bill passed the upper house yesterday following a marathon debate, The Age reports.

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Fr Clement Taulam (YouTube/The Guardian)

Two Manus Island locals - Catholic priest Fr Clement Taulam and retired army major Michael Kuweh – have joined forces to call for assistance for the refugees and asylum-seekers on Manus, The Guardian reports.

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Pope Francis delivers a message to Bangladesh (CNS)

Bangladeshi religious leaders of different faiths hope the Pope's upcoming visit will promote harmony and tolerance in the Muslim-majority nation, UCA News reports.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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