Jerusalem/Jorge Lascar/Flickr

The Abraham Conference 2016 fostering Jewish-Christian-Muslim conversation will focus on Hate Speech and Violence.

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Pope Francis has told an Argentine journalist that "ultra-conservatives" who "say no to everything" will not impede his plans, Crux reports.

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Britain's Brexit vote is making people on both sides of the religious divide in Northern Ireland think the unthinkable, ABC News reports.

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Pope Francis is expected to name a special administrator for Međugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Total Croatia News reports.

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Pope Francis has met Rome's first female mayor, Virginia Raggi, reports Vatican Radio.

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World Youth Day Kraków?

This year's World Youth Day event in Kraków, Poland, will be a "coming home" to its place of origin, the former diocese of St John Paul II, American writer and commentator George Weigel tells John L. Allen.

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The drop that cheers

The Vatican has the world's highest per capita consumption of wine and it has nothing to do with all the wine consumed during the Masses, as The Daily Beast reports.

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Wider communion

In addition to the divorced and remarried, there are those who are giving the go-ahead for the Eucharist to Protestants. Here is how Sandro Magister for La Civiltà Cattolica interprets the Pope's enigmatic words on intercommunion.

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Pope Francis has named a replacement for Germany's so-called "bling Bishop," who was removed from his post after spending millions in Church funds on extravagant home improvements, About Croatia reports.

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Pope Benedict

Emeritus Pope Benedict has confirmed the existence of a "gay lobby" at the Vatican that he says he dismantled, Time magazine reports.

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The BFG

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is based on the novel of the same name written by Roald Dahl in 1982, and tells the story of a kindly giant (Mark Rylance) who kidnaps a young orphan girl, writes Peter W. Sheehan.

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Sr Ruth Durick and Sr Berneice Loch

Sister Ruth Durick osu, the current Australian Provincial of the Ursulines of the Roman Union, is the new President of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA).

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Notre Dame University

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Explaining his episcopal motto, Duc in Altum (Go into the deep), Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen connected it to his own struggle as a refugee, writes Antonio Anup Gonsalves in the National Catholic Register.

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Pedro Brieger/Nodal

Pedro Brieger is a friend of mine and Catholics might be interested in how their Pope goes to bat for journalists, writes Canadian Douglas Todd at the Vancouver Sun.

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Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi/Piotr Rymuza

Half of Lebanon's population now comprises poor, destitute refugees, according to Cardinal Bechara Rai, Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, The Compass reports.

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Four British men accused of abusing a teenage worker by tying him to a cross in a "mock crucifixion" have been found not guilty of religiously aggravated assault, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Ross Fox/NCEC

National Catholic Education Commission executive director Ross Fox has expressed surprise that the Greens are upset that their education policies have attracted scrutiny.

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EU Referendum/British Parliament

An online British petition calling for a second European Union referendum included 42,000 signatories from the Vatican City, despite the fact it is home to only 840 people, the Daily Express reports.

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Paul Clark/Supplied

Given that religious instructors are people who tirelessly work in the background, not seeking accolades or praise, I thought it was time someone spoke for them, writes Paul Clark.

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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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Daily Prayer

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