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Tributes for Cardinal Pell

Church and community leaders have expressed shock and sadness at the unexpected death of Cardinal George Pell in Rome last week, but paid tribute to him as a man of faith who provided strong and clear leadership.

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Plenary Council on Rome agenda

The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia and the global Synod on Synodality were key discussion points for Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Pope Francis when they met recently.


Learn from Vatican II how to see the Church: Pope

In his homily during Mass on the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis says Jesus’ words to St Peter – “Do you love Me? Feed My sheep” – are also addressed to the Church today. Christopher Wells, Vatican News, reports.


Critical mission in Ethiopia

Catholic Mission celebrates World Mission Month in October, with the international agency calling for urgent assistance for communities devastated by war and famine in Ethiopia.


Caritas joins fight for more overseas aid

Caritas Australia has joined many of Australia’s leading aid and development organisations to urge the Australian Government to help prevent a humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.