Vatican officials dismissed reports of killings by Chile's Pinochet regime as "communist propaganda", diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show. General Augusto Pinochet came to power in 1973 as the head of a military coup against democratically elected

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Sources say that Pope Francis is considering simplifying the Curia by combining a part of the Secretariat of State’s first section with the Vatican City State’s administration, CNA reports. The first section deals with the management of the Church

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Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, has been awarded the 2013 Templeton Prize for his life-long work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness which has helped to liberate people around the world, the John Templeton

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In his homily during Mass for Vatican City government staff, Pope Francis exhorted Christians to reject gossip in developing a "new life" based on the Gospel, Radio Vaticana reports. Addressing staff from the Vatican medical services and office staff of the

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Take a stroll down Balance Boulevard, across the Bridge of Understanding, through to Plan Place before making your way to Habit Hollow where students of St Brigid’s Catholic School can ponder The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People under the sprawling

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The Lasallian Foundation supports education and related programs for the empowermentof children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific. The Lasallian Foundation was established in 2004 by the De La Salle Brothers of Australia, New Zealand and Papua

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What an entertaining film! Anyone with half a funnybone should find the film amusing – and, with a complete funnybone, hilarious. In one sense, it is a variation on the Ice Ages stories. However, it stands on its own as a story of cavemen and cavewomen

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"A remarkable result that introduces a rule of law.” This comment by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace came in response to the United Nations’ approval of the first historic international treaty on the trade of conventional weapons. * *

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Tasmanian churches have banded together to produce a political position statement, the Salamanca Declaration, on controversial social policy laws to be debated in parliament this year, the Examiner reports. The Declaration was devised by members of the

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Canadian Catholic bishops' justice and peace commission have issued a call to lay people to take urgent action on environmental issues. "Having an overarching vision of God's purpose in creation and the rightful place of human beings in creation allows us to

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United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-Moon met with Pope Francis and other Holy See officials at the Vatican yesterday. Mr Ban Ki-Moon later met with His Eminence the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, accompanied by Archbishop Antoine

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Leading 20th century ecumenist and former World Council of Churches general secretary, Emilio Castro, has died in Uruguay. Castro, a Methodist pastor and theologian from Uruguay, served as the WCC general secretary from 1985 to1992. He passed away in

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It’s Die Hard 5 – and a reminder that it is now twenty five years since Bruce Willis had a hit with the original action drama that led to a franchise. While he looks a bit older and has less hair than he used to, Bruce Willis seems much the same.

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Although more than half of the 115 cardinals who elected Pope Francis were from Europe, Europeans now make up less than a quarter of the world's Catholics, CNS reports. The church's relative strength in Europe has declined sharply as the Catholic population

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Moneyval, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, has accepted a request from the Holy See for a broader and more complete assessment of its financial initiatives in its next report, Vatican

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The Sisters of St Joseph have brought all their overseas mission work under the one roof in Australia following the opening and blessing of the Mary MacKillop International office at Clyde  on 4 April. Mary MacKillop International incorporates the

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“Pacem in Terris”, the last encyclical Angelo Roncalli wrote before he lost his battle with stomach cancer, was a heartfelt cry from the “Good Pope”. It was probably Benedict XVI – a year ago - who gave the most accurate

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It was time for Mass, but no one opened the church door. When a teenager climbed through a window to investigate, he found five bloodied bodies, face-down on the floor in their living quarters. Police officers had stormed into the San Patricio church after

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The number of people who have left the Catholic church is huge. We all have heard stories about why people leave. The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has put hard numbers on the anecdotal

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai has a strong reputation, especially with the career of the director, Takashi Miike and his films like 13 Assassins and his quite different treatment of a samurai story. The film is a remake of the 1962. This is rather a stately

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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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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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