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Judi Dench is Red Joan (IMDB)

Red Joan is a British spy film inspired by the true story of Melita Norwood, who was recruited by the KGB and then “outed” as a spy in 1999. Source: ACOFB.

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Celebrate the Queen

CathNews will not be published on Monday, June 10, due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday in most states.

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Smoke rises from the Walgett IGA supermarket on Wednesday (ABC/Dharriwaa Elders Group)

The St Vincent de Paul Society is helping provide emergency food and supplies to residents of Walgett in rural New South Wales after the town's only supermarket went up in flames. Source: ABC News.

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Julie Edwards, CEO Jesuit Social Services, right, and Carolina Gottardo, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service (JSS)

Two Jesuit social ministries have formed a collaboration to jointly convene the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, a move they hope will continue to ensure a warm Catholic welcome for those seeking protection in Australia. Source: JSS.

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Israel Folau says his sacking came at the peak of his career (nine.com.au/screenshot)

Israel Folau has formally lodged his appeal against Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby on the basis that he was unlawfully fired because of his religious beliefs. Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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Bishop Charles Gauci and another member of Darwin

Nearly 200 people crowded into Darwin’s Uniting Church last night to begin to heal wounds opened when a man allegedly tore at the heart of a city with a shotgun. Source: NT News/ABC News.

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Bishop of Cairns James Foley (ACBC)

The education journey from high school to university is set to be much shorter for some Cairns students, with a $30 million Catholic school to be built on campus at James Cook University. Source: Cairns Post.

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Cardinal George Pell arrives at his appeal hearing in Melbourne on June 5 (CNS-Julian Smith/AAP Image via Reuters)

Two of the three judges deciding Cardinal George Pell’s fate have described parts of the victim’s account as “highly” or “wildly improbable” as they tested the strength of his evidence in the appeal court. Source: The Australian.

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Pope Francis has caused a stir by authorising a change to the wording of the Lord

There are no plans to change the words of the Lord's Prayer in English, despite Pope Francis approving altering parts of it in the Italian missal, the Catholic Church in Britain has said. Source: The Sun.

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The hospital ship

A group of Franciscan friars in Brazil is preparing to launch the hospital ship Pope Francis, which will take the Gospel and healthcare to more than 700 people living on remote sections of the Amazon River. Source: Agenzia Fides.

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Students from St Pius X College in Adamstown, Newcastle raised $17,000 for Project Compassion (Caritas/Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle)

Schools, parishes and communities all around the nation have given generously to Caritas Australia this year through its Annual Lenten fundraising campaign, Project Compassion.

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Lessons to be learnt from New Zealand

One of the lessons Australia can take from New Zealand is its practice of bringing together the public and religious culture in a way that respects each, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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The new law will not to give protection to controversial views like those held by rugby star Israel Folau (WikiCommons/davidmolloyphotography.com)

The Morrison Government is set to disappoint conservative MPs pushing for radical religious freedom protections, opting instead for "standard" anti-discrimination provisions in new laws. Source: The Australian Financial Review.

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Darwin Ramos (UCANews/supplied by the Friends of Darwin Ramos Association)

A Filipino teenager could be on his way to sainthood after the Vatican declared him a "Servant of God," the first step in the long process toward canonisation as a saint. Source: UCA News.

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Vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (UCA News)

More than 180,000 people gathered at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. Source: UCA News.

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Pope Francis greets the crowd at his General Audience in St Peter

People need to walk together in harmony to build a more fraternal world, Pope Francis said yesterday, reflecting upon his recent trip to Romania. Source: CNS.

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Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in October (CNS/Mark Dadswell/Reuters)

Cardinal George Pell’s legal team has claimed there are 13 key reasons why a jury was wrong to convict him of historical child sexual abuse crimes. Source: Herald-Sun.

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Noa Pothoven died by euthanasia in The Netherlands this week (Instagram)

Western Australia’s doctors' group says the death of a Dutch teenager, who it is claimed was allowed to end her life after sexual assaults, shows WA could be on a “slippery slope” if assisted suicide is legalised. Source: The West Australian.

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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