Pope Francis signs the apostolic exhortation at Loreto, Italy, yesterday (Vatican News/ANSA)

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said the Virgin Mary was a source of inspiration for all who seek to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it. Source: CNS.

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Pro-life rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday (Facebook/Marcha por la Vida)

Nearly two million people marched on Saturday in Pope Francis’ native Argentina to defend the life of the unborn and offer solutions to mothers in crisis pregnancies. Source: Crux.

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Br Peter Tabich holds his trophy aloft flanked by Hugh Jackman and Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (Facebook/Global Teacher Prize)

A Franciscan friar and science teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away most of his salary to support poor students, has won one of the world's richest teaching awards. Source: ABC News.

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The National Council of Churches Australia has organised the meeting of Christian women  (NCCA)

“Truth, Unity and Reconciliation” is the theme for a national meeting of Sudanese and South Sudanese Christian women leaders in Canberra this week. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Siena College students can discuss ideas and learn technology at the school’s new learning centre (Siena College website)

A Melbourne Catholic school that recently abolished its library has been recognised as a “school that excels”, with the school’s principal attributing the success to constant innovation. Source: The Age.

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The launch of the ACU Reconciliation Action Plan (ACU)

Australian Catholic University has launched its three-year Reconciliation Action Plan, which provides practical actions to further the university's role in reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati (CNS/Ivan Alvarado, Reuters)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Chilean cardinal who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of cases of clerical sexual abuse in the country. Source: CNS.

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Sr Dolores Donnelly (Facebook/Catholic Mission)

Mercy Sister Dolores Donnelly has retired after 20 years serving as one of a dedicated team of people who regularly visits the Capricornia Correctional Centre, 20 kilometres north of Rockhampton. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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John Fahey,  left, Greg Craven, Julien OConnell and Charles Goode (ACU)

An Australian education foundation has increased its commitment to an Australian Catholic University scholarship program for disadvantaged students by extending the Victorian program into New South Wales. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Fr Claude Grou (Montreal CTV News)

A Canadian priest who was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal on Friday has been released from hospital. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has appealed to mediators involved in political talks in Nicaragua to find a peaceful solution to the socio-political crisis enveloping the nation. Source: Vatican News.

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Yesterday was the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (Catholic Outlook)

To speak the truth is a virtue but it is not comfortable. It challenges those who speak and hear it as well as blessing them, writes Fr Andy Hamilton SJ. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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New aged care charter will include protections for religion (Bigstock)

Nursing homes must respect residents’ religion, customs and sexuality under a new Charter of Rights to be launched by the federal Government. Source: The Courier-Mail.

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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB delivers his Special Lenten Message (eRecord)

The sexual abuse crisis has revealed a profound spiritual sickness at the heart of the Church that must be met with a fierce determination to return to Christ, heart of the faith, says Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB. Source: eRecord.

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Linda Espie (The Good Oil)

A desire to invite stillness, contemplation and reflection in everyday life is how Linda Espie describes her point of view as a photographer, with her latest exhibition helping people to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Source: The Good Oil.

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Journalist Caroline Farrow (The Tablet)

British police are investigating a Catholic journalist to establish whether “criminal offences have taken place” over comments made on Twitter. Source: The Tablet.

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Bernadette Tobin (ACU)

The Labor Party announced it would use federal funds to require public hospitals to provide abortions if elected, but then backtracked saying that not every hospital provides every procedure, writes Bernadette Tobin. ABC News.

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The Sanctuary of the Holy House in Loreto, Italy (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis will sign his letter to young people on Monday at the Holy House of Loreto, an important and popular sanctuary in Loreto, Italy. Source: CNS.

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