Pope Francis meets with the Roman Curia, last December (CNS/Claudio Peri)

Pope Francis has changed Church law to allow non-cardinal bishops serving in the Vatican's bureaucracy to continue to hold their offices past the age of 75, when they had previously lost their positions automatically. Source: NCR.

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Pope Francis meets Jesuits in Lima, Peru, last month (CNS/Vatican Media)

During his visit to Peru last month, Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits that he often meets with survivors of sex abuse. Source: CNS.

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Prayer on the go (Pexels)

A new Australian podcast launched by the Salesians on Ash Wednesday will help bring the Gospels alive in a prayerful and easily accessible way. Source: Salesians of Don Bosco.

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Nikolas Cruz in police custody (CNS/WSVN.com, Reuters)

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski lamented “another act of senseless violence and horrifying evil” in the US following a school massacre yesterday in Parkland, Florida. Source: Crux.

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Janaki with her sewing students (Caritas/Richard Wainwright)

Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness campaign, Project Compassion, was launched on Ash Wednesday across Australia, including at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Kevin Rudd at ACU Melbourne on Wednesday (ACU)

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven launched the university's new conversation series on Wednesday with a conversation about faith, leadership and politics. Source: ACU.

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Spencer Stone in The 15:17 to Paris (IMDB/Warner Bros Pictures)

15:17 to Paris is a thriller based on the true story of three Americans who successfully thwarted a terrorist attack on a train in Europe. Source: ACOFB.

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The relic of St Maroun is processed into the Maronite cathedral (Patrick Lee)

Freedom of religion is a fundamental value, Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay told the hundreds gathered to venerate a relic of their patron, St Maroun, at the Redfern cathedral named in the saint's honour. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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A protestor calling for a national redress scheme in 2016 (ABC News)

Truth Justice and Healing Council chief Francis Sullivan says the federal and state governments have "failed miserably" in advancing the establishment of a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse. Source: TJHC.

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

The case involving the transfer of the remains of televangelist Archbishop Fulton Sheen from New York to Peoria, Illinois has been sent back to the original court by the New York Court of Appeals for an evidentiary hearing. Source: Catholic Herald.

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A worker repaints a water tower, Kasait, Timor-Leste (Michael Coyne)

Clean water projects initiated by the Jesuits in remote areas of Timor-Leste are transforming the lives of local villagers. Source: ucanews.com.

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Pope Francis receives ashes from Cardinal Jozef Tomko (CNS/Paul Haring)

Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Religious freedom is a fundamental human right (Giovanni Portelli)

Freedom of religion must be enshrined in law and churches should be allowed to stop the use of their property for purposes that go against their religious beliefs, Catholic bishops have argued. Source: The Australian.

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Vicki Turner (Mark Bowling)

Brisbane Stolen Generations survivor Vicki Turner has recalled the relief she felt 10 years ago upon hearing Kevin Rudd's historic national apology to Indigenous Australians. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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An illustrated Quran depicting the Annuciation (Wikimedia)

A Lebanese judge has ordered two young Muslim men who desecrated a statue of Our Lady to memorise verses from the Koran that praise the mother of Jesus. Source: Fides.

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Fr Peter Neville (Supplied)

A P-plater charged over a crash that killed retired priest Fr Peter Neville in southwest Sydney has said he wished he had died instead. Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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The ShoeStories stall at ACYF in December (Catholic Mission)

Young people have shared stories of journeys made in their shoes as part of an innovative online platform to encourage youth to engage in mission. Source: Catholic Mission.

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Priests would lose oversight of Catholic schools under the proposal (CECV)

Catholic primary schools in Victoria are facing one of the most significant overhauls in their 150-year history, with principals pushing to strip priests of their power over schools. Source: The Age.

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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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