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Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela also considered extremists (CNS)

Christians in Britain are increasingly concerned about government plans to crack down on “non-violent extremism” after an opinion poll found that nearly a third of people said Jesus Christ was an “extremist”, the Catholic Herald reports.

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The US/Mexico border (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

Denouncing the “demonisation of migrants,” hateful rhetoric and the militarisation of the US/Mexico border, an American Bishop has called on Catholics to heed the Church’s teachings to welcome the migrant.

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Regensburg cathedral (Wikimedia/I, Omnidom 999)

At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released yesterday, Crux reports.

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Australian Catholics will be consulted ahead of the Council (CNS/Bob Roller)

The Church in Australia is about to enter an exciting, challenging and hopefully rewarding three-year process of consultation, writes Fr Noel Connolly SSC in Columban e-news.

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A protest in South Australia against the proposed plebiscite, 2016 (Bigstock)

Malcolm Turnbull is facing a push by Queensland’s Liberal National Party to hold a postal plebiscite on same sex marriage well before the next federal election, The Australian reports.

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Brian and Adda ODonnell (Aurora Magazine)

Newcastle couple Brian and Adda O’Donnell are keen to share their enthusiasm for the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, reports Aurora Magazine.

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The funeral of victims in Egypt (CNS/Mohamed Hossam, EPA)

Pope Francis has spoken repeatedly about the persecution of Christians around the world, condemning both the persecution and the deafening silence from the world in response to it, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Government called to fix housing market (Bigstock)

Australia has 200,000 more homes sitting empty than it had a decade ago, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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The coffin of Bishop William Kelly (Fr Robert Cross)

The riddle of the final resting place of Western Australia's first bishop has finally been solved, ABC News reports.

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A statue of St Mary MacKillop (Sisters of St Joseph)

A new museum honouring Australia’s only saint will be built in Adelaide, The Advertiser reports.

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Pregnancy brought on anxiety for author Molly-Jo Rose (Pexels)

Why does the priest pray for our anxieties at Mass, asks Molly Jo Rose in US Catholic.

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The Lee family (SBS screenshot)

Supported by their parish priest, a family facing deportation to South Korea has issued a last-minute plea to be allowed to stay, SBS World News reports.

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Sarah Dunlop (The Catholic Leader)

For five years, vulnerable parishioners in a Brisbane parish have had access to a parish nurse to help with their health and wellbeing, The Catholic Leader reports.

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The Referendum Council members (Referendum Council)

The Turnbull government has been urged to hold a referendum on establishing an Indigenous advisory body to federal parliament, NITV reports.

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Andrea Muslin (Archdiocese of Perth)

What are Catholic parishes doing to guard against child sexual abuse, asks Eliza Borello on ABC News.

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Fr Brian Lucas (ACBC)

The traditional orphanage is important as a place of last resort for children with no other available living situation, writes Fr Father Brian Lucas in Crux.

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Bambino Gesù hospital, Rome (Wikimedia Commons)

A Vatican criminal trial against two former members of a foundation overseeing the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital is set to start today, Crux reports.

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Commission executive director Christian Zahra

The National Catholic Education Commission is pushing for an extra $1.1 billion in funding over the next decade to correct what it argues is a major flaw in the government’s legislated school funding reforms, The Australian reports.

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