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The damaged reliquary (Twitter/@informacion_es)

Police are investigating a case of vandalism with satanic messages at a Spanish monastery, which took place on a reliquary containing a veil believed to have touched the face of Christ, CNA reports.

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Emmanuel Macron (CNS/Christian Hartmann, Reuters)

The head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron and said he hoped next month's legislative elections would not place the country “in an ungovernable situation”, CNS reports.

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An undated photo of St John Paul II and Archbishop Sir Brian Barnes OFM (Facebook)

NSW-born Emeritus Archbishop of Port Moresby, Sir Brian Barnes OFM, died yesterday, the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Holy Spirit announced.

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Catholic school fee hikes will place pressure on families (Pixabay)

Yesterday's budget confirmed that funding for Catholic school students will increase more slowly than their peers in other schools, according to the National Catholic Education Commission.

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Cabrini Laundry Service (Cabrini Health)

More than 120 laundry workers will lose their jobs on June 30 after a Melbourne service run by a Catholic health company was sold to rival Spotless, ABC News reports.

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Deacons Mass at Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel (ACBC)

The Australian Bishops officially launched new norms and guidelines for the permanent diaconate during their plenary meeting in Sydney on Monday, reports the ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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Treasurer Scott Morrison (Twitter)

The Turnbull government needs to show how it will achieve equitable and sustainable growth through tonight's budget, writes Fr Frank Brennan in Eureka Street.

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Sr Mary Goretti with patient Francis at the health centre (Catholic Mission)

Improving the health of women and children in Uganda is the focus of Catholic Mission's 2017 annual appeal, announced the charity.

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Adrian Foley (CSSV/Fiona Basile)

This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers, reports Catholic Social Services Victoria in Melbourne Catholic.

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Professor Ian Olver (The Southern Cross)

Legalising euthanasia and ending someone’s life has been likened to “ripping the last page out of a novel”, according to one of Australia’s leading cancer researchers and medical oncologists, The Southern Cross reports.

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Donald Trump and Pope Francis (CNS/Reuters)

When President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet in the Vatican this month, in many ways it will be a study in contrasts but the pair share a surprising number of traits, writes John Allen in Crux.

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The education funding restructure will affect 51 private and Catholic schools (Pexels)

An online caculator will help parents do the maths on the funding cuts delivered in tonight's budget under Malcolm Turnbull's $18.6 billion education package, The Australian reports.

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A May 3 demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela (CNS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters)

While violent protests continue to break out in the streets of Venezuela, Pope Francis urged the country's bishops to remain close to the poor and needy, reports CNS.

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An artistic rendition of a supermassive black hole (CNS/European Southern Observatory)</p>

A Vatican Observatory conference aims to show science and religion are not at odds but are united in the continuing search for truth in unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos, reports CNS.

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Archbishop Denis Hart and Sr Clare Condon SGS (ACBC)

The vision, commitment and work of Sr Clare Condon SGS has been recognised by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia, the ACBC Media Blog reports.

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A funeral after a bomb attack in Tanta, Egypt, last month (CNS photo/Mohamed Hossam, EPA)

The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has vowed to escalate attacks against Christians, Associated Press/Crux reports.

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 La Sagrada Família (Wikipedia/Montse Poch)

Barcelona’s La Sagrada Família has more than 109,000 reviews - and counting – on TripAdvisor, reports News.com.au.

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A 2014 protest against euthanasia in Brussels, Belgium (CNS/Julien Warnand)

The Vatican is investigating the decision of a group of psychiatric care centres run by a Belgian religious order to allow doctors to perform euthanasia of “non-terminal” mentally ill patients, the Catholic Herald reports.

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