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Indonesia's Bishops have told the country's top court that they support interfaith marriage, and that laws which could restrict mixed unions are discriminatory, ucanews.com reports.

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Pope Francis

On a visit to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, the Pope has warned European leaders that the continent risks irrelevance if it doesn't recover its founding values, Crux Now reports.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Reunification of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches could be near, an Orthodox spokesman has said, as Pope Francis prepares his visit to Turkey on Friday, Global Pulse Magazine reports.

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Calvary

Calvary Hospital in the ACT has refused to admit its failure to fully investigate a Canberra mother's liver tumour directly caused an incurable cancer, writes The Canberra Times.

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Cardinals

Pope Francis assembled all the current heads of the Vatican's major offices on Monday. His purpose? To explain the blueprint for Curial change, writes the National Catholic Reporter.

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A lack of understanding of the cycle of life, and a missing connection to God, have contributed to "Ebola panic" in Europe, North America, and Australia, contends a Church health expert on CNS.

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Gandolfini last film

The Drop has a screenplay by Dennis Lehane, whose novels, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, have been made into significant and powerful films by Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck and Martin Scorsese.

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Focus on Christ

Christmas has become so debased in Britain that Tim Stanley is all for renaming it to avoid confusion with the real thing, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Brazil’s National Conference of Bishops is forming a commission to delve deeper into a request from one of its bishops to ordain married community elders to address a shortage of priests, reports the Religion News Service.

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Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope Francis has appointed Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship, which deals with the Church’s liturgical affairs, reports The Tablet.

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Archbishop Hart

The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has urged both parties contesting the Victorian election to commit to maintaining the State's equal opportunity laws, as part of a joint statement by religious leaders.

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Human rights commitment

When Fr Benjamin Miller left the US as a Jesuit student priest for Sri Lanka in 1948, he could not have predicted the changes he would witness there. During the past 66 years he has become an inspirational human rights defender, reports Ucanews.

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Germans scale the Wall

Fifty years after Lumen Gentium and 25 years after the Revolution of 1989, we can see more clearly that the Second Vatican Council influenced the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of communism, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre.

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British actor Simon Callow

In a recent interview to promote his upcoming film Saint Vincent, American actor Bill Murray revealed that he loves the traditional Mass. But he is not the only celebrity fan of Mass in its pre-1962 form. Here are five others.

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Geraldton cathedral grounds

An historic dump in Geraldton's cathedral grounds has been opened to the public to forage for archaeological treasures from the late 19th century, reports the ABC.

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Call to protect women

Caritas Australia has released a new report on sexual violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called for an end to impunity in the ongoing war on women.

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has redesigned its website. The ACBC is the permanent assembly of the Bishops of Australia, which administers the Church in Australia.

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The Arbogast family

More than 650 experts from 57 countries came together for a three-day conference organised by the Vatican body responsible for pastoral health care to discuss diagnosis, care and support for families, reports the Religion News Service.

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Mass on Demand

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

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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