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Opinion

We are all in the 'field hospital'

At the conclusion of the first Gulf War, the United States held a parade in Washington DC to proclaim its victory. This included a huge military display of tanks, armoured cars and aeroplanes in the city centre so visitors could see the weapons they had used to win the war.

National

Pope approves Australian Plenary Council

Pope Francis has given his approval for the Australian Catholic Church to hold a Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering to be held in the country in more than 80 years.