Archivist Pru Francis with some of the Hobart Archdiocese textile collection (Hobart Archdiocese)

A major overhaul of the storage of vestments and other liturgical textiles is under way at Tasmania’s archdiocesan archives. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Sand Nativity and Christmas tree in St Peter’s Square, Vatican (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Vatican’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St Peter’s Square were unveiled in a ceremony on Friday. Source: CNS.

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The Church is working closely with the Department of Social Services to facilitate formal entry into the scheme (National Redress Scheme website)

The Church’s entry into the National Redress Scheme will take place as dioceses are ready, rather than the original plan to have all dioceses enter at once. Source: ACBC.

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It’s claimed the number of women sexually abused by clergy is four times the figure for children (Biigstock)

While the child abuse royal commission shone a much-needed light on clergy assaults against children, adults who have also been the victims of sexual misconduct by priests say they are yet to be properly recognised. Source: The Age.

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The Light of Christmas display at the Horsley Park parish in late November (Facebook/Our Lady of Victories Horsley Park)

A Sydney parish has been forced to cancel its inaugural Christmas light show after $10,000 worth of the display was stolen last week. Source: Daily Telegraph.

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Barry Cleary, Roslyn Rajasingam, chef Mario and a seafarer with a gift bag (ACBC)

A visit from the Apostleship of the Sea ministry brought some early Christmas cheer for seafarers on three ships docked at Port Botany in Sydney. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis greets the faithful gathered in Rome for the feast of the Immaculate Conception (Vatican Media)

Celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for people struggling to survive and for families who face the same lack of welcome that Mary and Joseph experienced. Source: CNS.

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Archbishop Paul Gallagher (ACBC)

The Vatican’s foreign minister has told a group of his European counterparts that discrimination against Christians might well be termed “the last acceptable prejudice” in many societies. Source: Crux.

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The beatification ceremony of 19 martyrs in Oran, Algeria, on Saturday (Vatican Media)

Seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during Algeria’s civil war were beatified on Saturday in the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation. Source: SBS News.

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Scott Morrison and Kerryn Phelps (ABC News and Kerryn Phelps)

A push to urgently transfer sick asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia has been put off until next year, saving the Coalition Government from a humiliating parliamentary defeat. Source: 9news.com.au.

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A scene from The Pope Video for December (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for December, which focuses on people who pass on the faith. Source: Vatican News.

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The new law aim for greater transparency and oversight of the Vatican city state (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to simplify its many offices and activities and to boost oversight, transparency and budgetary controls. Source: CNS.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson (Adelaide Archdiocese)

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson is a free man after winning an appeal against his conviction for covering up child sexual abuse. Source: The Advertiser.

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Fr Miguel Guevera (Fides)

A 59-year-old priest has been injured in an acid attack in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua. Source: BBC News.

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Dr David Treanor at the L’Arche Welcome House in Perth (Supplied)

“Everyone in this world has something to offer. If only we open our hearts and welcome all relationships, we will be able to be with people rather than for people," says national L'Arche leader David Treanor. Source: The eRecord.

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Keira Knightley (right) and Mackenzie Foy in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney Enterprises/Laurie Sparham)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is like an over-rich Christmas cake. It has plenty of ingredients in the mix: some are very tasty, some you would put aside and some make you wonder why they are there in the first place. Source: ACOFB.

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The pilgrims at St Brendan’s Church Alonnah, Bruny Island (MSS/Fiona Basile)

The Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) commenced a year-long celebration marking the order's 75th anniversary with a pilgrimage across Tasmania to Bruny Island, where the congregation was founded. Source: Highways and Byways.

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One in three children between the ages of 14 and 17 had experiences with sexting during 2016-17 (Unsplash/Dollar Gill)

Parents must take responsibility for young people using their smartphones, including cracking down on rampant teen sexting, a Catholic education leader says. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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