Pope Francis has announced that he will be making a previously unscheduled day-trip in June to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina that suffered a brutal siege during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, reports NCR Online.
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A French bishop has officially opened the beatification Cause of Léonie Martin, the sister of St Thérèse of Lisieux.
The total cost of a national compensation scheme for victims of child sexual abuse would exceed $4 billion, according to a consultation paper released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, reports the ABC.
The Archbishop of Melbourne and President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Denis Hart, has written to the Indonesian President and Ambassador seeking clemency for two Australians facing the death penalty.
It is high time Australia and Indonesia sat down at the table to negotiate the terms for safe and orderly return of unvisaed asylum seekers heading to Australia by boat, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ in Eureka Street.
Catholic aid agency Cafod has helped set up six burial teams in Sierra Leone to ensure that people who have died from Ebola can be laid to rest safely and with dignity. Alex Musa Koroma, a teacher by training, is on the front line.
Cosmetic surgery “can be aggressive toward the feminine identity,” according to a Vatican discussion document, reports The Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis has given the go-ahead for a barber's salon for the homeless to be installed under the colonnades of St Peter’s Square, reports The Tablet.
The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just technology, and that dialogue is an interpersonal encounter we learn even from our mother's womb, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77. McCullough, who went to Holy Cross College in Woollahra, Sydney, was best-known for her sweeping family drama, The Thorn Birds.
One of Iraq's Christians, after being chased out of her homeland, quietly prayed the rosary as a bishop who travelled halfway around the world to meet the displaced celebrated Mass for them.
The Pope has warned there are “shadows and dangers” hovering over mankind, as the Vatican faces new threats from Islamic State (IS) militants, reports The Tablet.
Arguably the most powerful laywoman in the Church in the late 20th century is now a candidate for sainthood, after the launch of a beatification process on Tuesday in Italy, reports Crux.
It’s hard to dismiss the charge by The Jakarta Post that Canberra is trying to save the Bali 9 while disposing of asylum-seekers through inhumane detention camps, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.
A statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed by vandals at the St Charbel Church in Punchbowl in Sydney's western suburbs yesterday, reports The Daily Telegraph.
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Pope Francis has decided that from now on, the public ceremony of investiture of the pallium on metropolitan archbishops will take place in the prelates’ home dioceses and not in the Vatican, reports Vatican Insider.
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