Pope Benedict has asked for prayers for participants in the Catholic-Orthodox international theological dialogue after the Russian Orthodox delegation walked out of the meeting. "I ask you to join me in praying that this important meeting will

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A court has heard a priest accused of abusing students at a school in Sydney's south asked one of his alleged victims to tell staff he was not a pedophile. A committal hearing is being held in Sydney to determine whether Paul Evans will go to trial

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A Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to life in prison for collaborating in murders, kidnappings and torture during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. Christian Von Wernich, 69, was chaplain to the Buenos Aires police force. As

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Nuncio dies in US

08-Oct-2007

Holy See nuncio to Australia, American born Archbishop Ambrose De Paoli has died in a Miami hospital. L'Osservatore Romano reports that the 73-year-old archbishop had been diagnosed with leukemia in March 2005. "Despite the treatments he

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Cardinal George Pell has backed the Opposition's new school policy - a complete reversal of the Catholic Church's dramatic intervention in the 2004 election campaign of Labor's "divisive" policy of stripping funding from rich private

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The Columban mission to Pakistan is a difficult venture as political and natural forces seem to collude against the best interests of the Pakistani people. The country remains under the military leadership rule of President-General Pervaiz Musharraf,

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At the opening of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, in 1928, NSW Premier Thomas Bavin, the son of a Methodist minister, claimed St Mary’s is “the possession of us all, no matter what class or creed we belong to”. Today, more than ever, we

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An Italian electronics technician has invented a high-tech rosary, to help Catholic faithful recite the prayers using an electronic device instead of traditional beads. Shaped like an egg, decorated with images of the Virgin Mary and featuring

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Sport is much more than just about getting results, Pope Benedict told members of the Austrian alpine ski team. Speaking German, the Holy Father told the athletes that "when sport is practiced in the right spirit, and with respect for dignity, it

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An Italian priest who publicly declared his love for a woman has lost his job. Fr Sante Sguotti can no longer work as pastor in his Monterosso parish and cannot hear confessions from the faithful, the diocese of Padua said in a statement. However,

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The Chinese Catholic community in Yan’an, a city in the Shaanxi province in China, is celebrating a landmark decision that has allowed it to build its first church in more than 70 years. The move is being touted by religious freedom experts as

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Confession is undergoing a revival of sorts after a long period of neglect. The Catholic Church, as reported in Zenit Org, is trying to promote interest in the sacrament. One such initiative to revive interest in confession comes in the form of a book

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Religious leaders are pushing for more organised dealings with the federal government, as John Howard and Kevin Rudd court the Christian vote. The Bulletin magazine, reported some key church leaders want a more formal level of input with Canberra,

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Dentist Mark Peddey saw first hand the terrible dental health of the homeless and disadvantaged population. He was so moved by what he saw that he approached St Kilda's Sacred Heart Mission to volunteer his time for local people in need.

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We think it is wrong for foreign states to impose the death penalty on Aussie drug traffickers and drug mules. But we apply different reasoning to non-Australians facing death at the hands of the state. The practical, hands on, Aussie approach often

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When the Chapman family drive past the Old Nunnery at Pomona now, they see their family home destroyed. Garth and Amanda Chapman lovingly restored the 1920s Queenslander to its former glory during the decade they lived there from 1990. They feel

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The outgoing Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi, Raphael Ndingi Mwana has expressed gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI for letting him retire after nearly 40 years as bishop. Archishop Ndingi said he was very happy that the Holy Father agreed to release him

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The beatification ceremony for 188 Japanese martyrs killed for their faith will take place next year on November 24 in Nagasaki. The public announcement was made by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan (CBCJ) spokesman Fr. Manyo Maeda, who read a

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The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) is calling for prayers for a peaceful solution to the present crisis in Burma. ACSA is urging Burma's military rulers to end its suppression of peaceful protests, which have been primarily led by

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More than enforcing a dress code and broadcasting a multilingual reminder that St. Peter's Basilica is a church, seeing people praying in the basilica reminds tourists that the magnificent building is designed to give glory to God, Pope Benedict

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. 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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