Stephanie Santos, Angela Markas and Lachlan Tomkins at the Sistine Chapel (Supplied)

Young Catholic delegates have returned from a week-long meeting in Rome with Pope Francis energised, enthused and calling for a more transparent and “authentic” Church. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishops Eamon Martin (left) and Richard Clarke (CatholicNews.ie)

The Catholic and Anglican Primates of All Ireland yesterday issued a joint statement marking the 20th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement. Source: Crux.

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Br Guy Consolmagno (CNS/Dennis Sadowski)

When we look up at the stars, most of us just see small lights twinkling; Vatican astronomer Br Guy Consolmagno SJ sees a lot more. Source: Broken Bay News.

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Oura Church, Nagasaki (Japan Guide)

A museum displaying items related to Japanese Christians persecuted in the 17th to 19th centuries has opened in Nagasaki, at the country's oldest Catholic church. Source: Japan Times.

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June Oscar (Wikimedia/June Oscar)

Ending jail time for unpaid fines and repealing mandatory sentencing are two recommendations of a review into the over-representation of Indigenous people in prison. Source: The West Australian.

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Pope Francis at an ecumenical prayer service at the Lutheran Lund cathedral, 2016 (CNS)

For the first time in 500 years, Lutherans in Sweden are welcoming Catholics to celebrate Masses in Lund cathedral. Source: CNS.

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 Anne Gallagher (ICMC)

Australian lawyer Anne Gallagher says Pope Francis’ message of “hope and compassion” can help to address fears relating to migration and national security concerns. Source: Vatican News.

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Children walk near demolished buildings in Gaza (CNA/Shareef Sarhan, CRS)

The number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted in six years from 4500 to just 1000 due to harsh living conditions, according to the pastor of the territory’s sole Catholic church. Source: CNA.

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Little notice is being paid to the way ice is sabotaging childhoods  (Bigstock)

If you’re resigned to the horrible reality that we live in an ice age, look at the facts through a child’s eyes, writes Centacare Catholic Family Services chief Dale West. Source: The Advertiser.

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The apostolic exhortation was released yesterday (Vatican News)

Pope Francis says the path to holiness consists in daily acts of charity, joy and a sense of humour while warning Catholics against ideologies that suggest God’s grace is controlled by doctrine. Source: The Tablet.

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Linda Reynolds (Twitter/LindaReynoldsWA)

A proposed law to target foreign interference in elections will need to be dramatically rewritten so it doesn’t confuse political agents with charities and interest groups, a parliamentary committee report says. Source: The Australian.

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Mourners at the Humboldt vigil, Sunday (CNS/Jonathan Hayward, Reuters)

The people of Humboldt in Saskatchewan, Canada, gathered on Sunday for an interfaith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck. Source: Crux.

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A detail of the Eucharist from the St John’s Bible (UND)

A volume of the first illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago is on display at Notre Dame University’s Fremantle Campus.

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The Leadership for Mission participants (OPW)

Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney last week as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Source: OPW.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s lawyers are seeking to call evidence from two people to prove he had a tendency to report allegations of child sexual abuse to the authorities. Source: Newcastle Herald.

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Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay ordains Fr Danny Nouh (Patrick J Lee)

Fr Danny Nouh—the first married man ordained for the Maronite Church in Australia—says his ordination last month was “surreal” and brought many people back to the Church. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Greek Orthodox Christians at Our Lady of Victories, Glenelg (Facebook/Glenelg Parish)

More than 1300 Greek Orthodox parishioners participated in a unique Easter celebration at a Catholic church in Adelaide after fire destroyed their church at Glenelg North last week. Source: The Southern Cross.

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A screenshot from the latest prayer intention video (The Pope Video)screenshot

In his April prayer video, Pope Francis requests prayers for those who have a big responsibility when it comes to economic affairs, that they will always value what is good for the human person over profit. Source: CNA.

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