The Vatican has suspended a senior priest in the Holy See who acknowledged homosexual relations in a supposedly anonymous television interview, but he now insists he is not gay. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Monsignor Tommaso

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The race has begun to see who will lead Australia as the next Prime Minister, but it seems as if the current government is not only fighting the Opposition, but the country’s religious leaders. With the Federal election only 6 weeks away, Tony

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Kevin Andrews devoted his early political career to a crusade on the sanctity of human life. These days he finds himself accused of demonising some of the world's most marginalised with words that have appalled critics and astonished friends.

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I have been described as a ‘Spanish noble’ but even as a child I found religion more interesting than nobility. I enjoyed reading the lives of the saints, and playing at being a hermit in the garden. When my mother died when I was 12, I

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A Catholic worker at Manchester Airport was suspended after hanging an image of Jesus on a staff room wall. Gareth Langmead, 40, was sent home from his job as a car parks supervisor after a complaint from a Muslim colleague. He was off work for

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Polish Police have evicted 65 rebellious ex-nuns and arrested the mother superior and a monk who had been illegally living in a convent for two years. The women had taken over the building in a rebellion against the Vatican, which had ordered the

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The Vatican has expressed concern over the unexplained death of a jailed Chinese bishop who was quickly cremated and buried by Chinese authorities without a religious ceremony. Han Dinxiang, bishop in Hebei province who belonged to China's underground

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Human beings, including embryos, must never be manipulated or exploited for scientific and medical research, Pope Benedict has said. Addressing South Koreas’s new ambassador to the Vatican, the Holy Father said destroying human embryos for

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is "deeply concerned" with the Federal Government’s revelation that it based its decision to cut the intake of African refugees on perceived problems with their ability to settle in to life in

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More than 130 Islamic scholars have written to Pope Benedict and other Christian leaders urging greater understanding between the two faiths. The letter says that world peace could depend on improved relations between Muslims and Christians.

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Brisbane archdiocese representatives Mike Humphrys and Michele Vuleta have returned from a United States visit inspired about new possibilities for mission. The pair visited six parishes while taking part in the Making Disciples course run by the

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Whether the African component of the immigration quota has been reduced too sharply is a matter of judgment. But it is part of the necessary business of government to evaluate the relative need of different groups. To to this, we need to understand their

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

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