Laurent Stefanini

France yesterday stood by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican despite three months of silence from the Holy See over the appointment, reports AFP in Yahoo7.

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Ahmet Davutoglu

Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has accused the Pope of being part of an “evil front” plotting against his country, reports The Catholic Herald.

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CCER

The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations was established to provide leadership through service to Catholic employers.

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Sean Penn forgettable

This American action thriller tells the story of a former Special Forces soldier, whose past as a hit-man comes home to haunt him. It's based loosely on the novel, The Prone Gunman, written by Jean-Patrick Manchette in 1981.

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Jordan Spieth

Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered after his historic win, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Young Muslims involved

A Pakistani Christian boy has died after being set on fire by a group of young Muslims after they discovered he was a Christian, according to a charity dedicated to supporting Pakistani Christians, reports The Catholic Herald.

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More horrific testimony

A woman has told an inquiry how she was sexually abused by a priest and forced to drink her own urine to stay hydrated at St Joseph's Neerkol Orphanage at Rockhampton, reports the ABC.

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Dialogue path to peace

Why is it that when faced with differences of opinion, we often opt for violence instead of dialogue, asks Tony Magliano in NCR Online.

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Deal possible

Objectors to Church plans for a new housing estate in Bendigo say they remain open to negotiating a deal which would allow some development to go ahead, reports the ABC.

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Alternatives to euthanasia

Catholics across Australia are being urged to learn more about the nature of euthanasia and the dangers it poses to society, with the launch of a new pamphlet exploring the truth and the myths of this life and death debate.

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Horrific testimony

Queensland women recalled gut-wrenching memories of abuse yesterday at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hearing into St Joseph's Neerkol Orphanage in Rockhampton, reports AAP/Nine News.

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Kim Kardashian with daughter

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West had their toddler daughter, North West, baptised in Jeruslaem on Monday at a 12th-century Armenian church in the old walled city, reports Reuters in the Religion News Service.

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On the move

Pope Francis’ finance minister is on the move, literally. Four months after he took up residence in the Vatican bank, Cardinal George Pell is moving out and into the permanent offices of his new economy secretariat, reports AP in Crux.

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Another strike looms

The Independent Education Union has rejected the terms laid out by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations to resolve an outstanding dispute over issues affecting Catholic employees, reports The Educator.

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Sister Di Santleben

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has thanked two refugee advocates for their work, but says they will not be involved in its expanded and renamed outreach service, reports the ABC.

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Moral dillemma

Deciding whether to make a deal with the devil is always a dilemma born of desperation, and it seems to be the grim choice facing the Central American nation of El Salvador and its Catholic leadership today, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Chinese cultural hit

Let’s Get Married is based on one of China’s most popular television programs, which ought to give you some idea as to its intended audience.

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Composer Fr Willcock

Mass For the Fallen, which was officially launched at the Australian War Memorial last Friday, was commissioned by Allan and Maria Myers for use in celebrations of the Eucharist on Anzac Day, particularly the 100th Anniversary in 2015.

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Archbishop Costelloe

The Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe, believes that while it is not his role to interfere in politics or society, he can offer a valuable perspective on issues that affect us all, reports The West Australian.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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