Bishop Juan Barros (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has asked an experienced Vatican investigator of sexual abuse cases to investigate the case of Bishop Juan Barros, a Chilean prelate accused of a cover-up. Source: The Tablet.

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The trial will run over 12 months (Pexels)

In an Australian first, a Catholic primary school will be one of two NSW schools to be powered solely by renewable energy. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Bishop Robert McGuckin at the hearing yesterday (ABC News)

Media organisations and universities have joined Catholic bishops in warning that draft laws cracking down on foreign interference could have unintended consequences. Source: SBS News.

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Notre Dame University

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Pro-life campaigners in Dublin last month (Facebook/Pro Life Campaign)

Ireland will hold a referendum in May on whether to lift a constitutional ban on abortion, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed. Source: Catholic Herald.

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A wedding dress of tears made by school students at a forced marriage workshop (ACRATH)

Priests and deacons ministering to migrant Catholic communities in the Melbourne Archdiocese will participate in a workshop on forced marriage this week. Source: ACRATH.

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Mothers Antonia and Veronica at the monastery (ABC Central Vic/Larissa Romensky)

A pair of Coptic Orthodox nuns who have transformed a rural manor in central Victoria into a monastery have given an insight into life behind cloistered walls. Source: ABC News.

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Jack and Joyce Gleeson with their papal medals (Supplied)

Prominent Townsville Catholic John "Jack" Gleeson is being remembered as one of the city’s “greatest treasures” following his death yesterday, aged 95. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

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Vickii Smith (The eRecord/ Jamie OBrien)

For more than a decade, Vickii Smith has been making liturgical robes and vestments from her home in Perth. Source: The eRecord.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher with NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Bathurst (G Portelli)

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has called for Australia’s legal professionals to uphold the right to religious freedom – especially in the midst of growing militant secularism. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Cardinal Joseph Zen and Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Joseph Zen has accused the Vatican of “selling out” the Church in China. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Bishop Robert McGuckin (ACBC)

Catholic bishops have warned the Turnbull Government that new treason laws aimed at exposing spies could force priests and nuns to register as foreign agents of the Pope or Vatican officials. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Pat Collins (The Irish Catholic)

An Irish priest and exorcist who says there has been a dramatic increase in demonic activity in the country is asking the country's bishops for more support. Source: CNA.

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Fr Peter Neville -(Supplied)

The Sydney Archdiocese has offered prayers for a P-plate driver who allegedly struck and killed a retired priest in Sydney's south-west on Sunday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Francis Sullivan (Supplied)

Truth, Justice and Healing Council chief Francis Sullivan has a blunt, final message to Church leaders following the completion of the royal commission into child sexual abuse. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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St Josephine Bakhita (CNS/LOsservatore Romano)

The Church will recommit to fighting slavery and human trafficking in the coming days as it celebrates the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The logo of the French environmental initiative (Sight Magazine)

A coalition of French Christian churches has launched a new "green church" environmental certification label to promote environmental awareness in local churches. Source: Sight Magazine.

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2016 award winner The Bread Basket at Emmaus by Megan Roberts (Mandorla)

A new award has been added to the prize pool for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art. Source: The eRecord.

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Suzanne Greenwood (Catholic Health Australia)

Catholic palliative care providers cannot participate in assisted dying, writes Catholic Health Australia's Suzanne Greenwood. Source: HelloCare.

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