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Flames and smoke billow from the Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out in Paris April 15, 2019. Officials said the cause was not clear, but that the fire could be linked to renovation work. (CNS photo/Charles Platiau, Reuters) See PARIS-NOTRE-DAME-FIRE April 15, 2019.
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Interfaith council mourns with France

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews has expressed its deepest sympathies to the people of France, and Christian believers everywhere, over the terrible spiritual loss the nation has sustained through the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

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Caritas helping to change lives

Caritas Australia, along with aid and development agency partners overseas, is helping to change the lives of people living in remote areas of Indonesia - all made possible through funds raised from the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.

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Pope's Lenten message

Pope Francis has chosen an ecological theme for his annual Lenten message. Titled 'For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God' the message is dated October 4, 2018, the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, but was only made public by the Vatican earlier this month.

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Commitment to fight abuse

Pope Francis made a “heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle” against the abuse of children in his final address at the Rome Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church.

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Action must follow Summit: Coleridge

Action must follow whatever happens at the Summit on the Protection of Minors being held at the Vatican this week, says Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Mark Coleridge who is in Rome for the important meeting of bishops from around the world.