Asia Bibi’s daughers with a photo of their mother (CNS/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

The acquittal of a Pakistani Catholic woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy is to be challenged in the country’s Supreme Court, according to her husband. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (ACBC)

Freedom of religion is on the decline in Australia, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has warned. Source: The Australian.

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George, 2, is one of faces of the Kids Off Nauru campaign (World Vision Australia)

The Morrison Government’s assurance that it will move most of the remaining refugee children from Nauru by the end of the year is welcome, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton. Source: Eureka Street.

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The Pope’s messages for World Day of Peace have often offered bold advice at both a political and pastoral level (CNS/Paul Haring)

“Good politics is at the service of peace” has been announced as the theme for the World Day of Peace 2019. Source: Crux.

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Bishop Christopher Saunders (ACBC)

Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders has a huge challenge attending to a flock of 10,000 Catholics spread over 773,000 square kilometres in Western Australia’s north-west. Source: Have A Go News.

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Small kindnesses are important (Bigstock)

If we each focused on simply being kind to those around us, we could make a difference in the world, writes Sr Melissa Dwyer. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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A stained glass window at Cantebury Cathedral depicting the murder of St Thomas Becket (Wikimedia)

A bloodstained tunic belonging to St Thomas Becket is to be returned to Britain from the Vatican to help mark the 850th anniversary of his murder. Source: The Guardian.

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Jwan Kada (ACBC)

For Melbourne youth prison chaplain Jwan Kada, the life-giving freedom of Jesus Christ can be found in every prison cell. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Good Shepherd report representatives at the Senate inquiry last week (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand)

The federal Government’s “Welfare to Work” policy designed to move people off single parent payments and into employment is not achieving its aims according to new research. Source: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

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All eyes will be on the Melbourne Cup and not CathNews tomorrow (Bigstock)

CathNews takes a break tomorrow for the Melbourne Cup public holiday. Our next issue will be published on Wednesday, November 7.

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Huyen Tran and Paul Lee with their daughter, Isabella (Refugee Action Collective)

Australian Border Force is preventing a baby who was born in immigration detention and is still there seven months later from being baptised in a church, according to the family and a Melbourne priest. Source: The Guardian.

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Bishop Peter Elliott (ACBC)

Pope Francis announced on Saturday that he had accepted the resignation of Melbourne Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott, which he submitted recently upon reaching the retirement age of 75. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Terminally ill patients, their carers and families will be able to access euthanasia information on the palliative care hotline (Bigstock)

A Christian lobby group and a palliative care expert have slammed the Victorian Government's plan to introduce a 24-hour hotline for terminally ill patients to get information on euthanasia. Source: Herald Sun.

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Participants at the PNG panel discussion vote on the statement imploring Australia to act over Manus refugees (Supplied)

A Papua New Guinea panel, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, has called for Australia to resettle the Manus refugees by Christmas. Source: Radio NZ.

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Kevin Fox embraces his sister, Sr Patricia Fox at Melbourne Airport yesterday (ABC News/James Oaten)

Australian missionary sister and human rights campaigner Sr Patricia Fox says she has mixed feelings about returning to Australia after being deported from the Philippines. Source: ABC News.

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A man screams beside a bus carrying Coptic Christians that was attacked on Friday (Crux/Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church/AP)

Pope Francis expressed sorrow for the victims of an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt in his Angelus address yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Fr Georges Lemaître (Wikipedia)

The name of the Hubble law — popularly known as the Big Bang theory — will be changed to recognise the contribution made by Belgian priest and astronomer Fr Georges Lemaître. Source: CNA.

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The Santa Teresa Races last month (Divine Word Missionaries)

The Santa Teresa community in Central Australia celebrated its feast day in true Aussie fashion – by hosting a race meeting. Source: In the Word.

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