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Bishops Conference elects new president

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has elected Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB president of the Conference and re-elected Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP vice-president on the opening day of its plenary meeting.

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Bishops prepare to elect new president

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s tenure as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will conclude next week, after the Holy See asked that bishops not serve in leadership roles in bishops conferences past 75.

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Journey to a more sustainable Church

Catholics around Australia are being invited to join a seven year journey and work towards a more sustainable Church as part of the annual Social Justice Statement released by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference this month.

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Bishops call for release of detainees

Australia’s Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in calling for detainees on Manus Island and Nauru to be resettled in Australia – eight years after the advent of mandatory offshore detention.

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Report calls out clericalism

A national centre for Catholic leadership and governance, involving women in the selection and formation of seminarians, giving lay people input into the placement of parish priests, making diocesan pastoral councils mandatory and maintaining a strong Catholic media…