Michele Birch-Conery

Dozens of posters of women serving illicitly as priests are due to be plastered across the Rome neighbourhood of Trastevere and St Peter’s Square today, as part of a provocative campaign against the ban on women priests, reports The Guardian.

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Powerful gesture

A German Cardinal has used a refugee boat as his altar to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, using the occasion to speak out against the harsh attitude by European leaders towards Middle East refugees, reports The Washington Post.

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Delicate balancing act

Francis' meeting with the Imam of Cairo illustrates the challenge of attempting two awkward tasks at once: Reaching out to moderate Muslims in the Middle East, while raising awareness of persecuted Christians, writes John Allen.

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Tina Fey gets serious

The opening sequences of this film are pretty raucous, overseas reporters letting their hair down with alcohol and dancing at a club in Kabul, 2006. The tone is captured by the title and its code, WTF . . .

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Cardinal Sarah and Paul Ryan

Cardinal Robert Sarah is one of the adornments of the Church, although it's very unlikely that this man of faith, humour, intelligence, and profound humility would appreciate my putting it that way, writes George Weigel.

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Claims that passages recycled

Several key sections of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love are based on articles by written by a liberal Argentinian theologian, according to a prominent Italian commentator, reports Global Pulse.

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Unbearable confrontation

What do you say when you finally come face to face with the man responsible for your child’s murder? Ginn Fourie told a gathering at Catholic Mission’s national office what she had endured during nine long years.

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Catholics join Muslims

During the month of May, Catholics around the world honour the Virgin Mary in a practice dating back to the 13th century. But at one shrine to Mary in Harissa, Lebanon, they are praying alongside Muslims, reports The Huffington Post.

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Cardinal Capovilla

The former secretary to St John XXIII and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died yesterday at the age of 100, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Confirmed Conclave tussle

Archbishop Georg Gänswein has confirmed the existence of a group who fought against Pope Benedict’s election in 2005, but stressed that the original Vatileaks or other issues had "little or nothing" to do with his resignation in 2013.

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Chaouqui outside court

A former PR consultant to the Vatican, who earlier denied in court that she leaked documents about the Vatican's financial reform, had admitted to sending them when she was first interrogated, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Bishop Wright with media

The Church has unveiled a bold plan to create an affordable housing development on the site of the former Empire Hotel in Newcastle, north of Sydney, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Eternally grateful

Father Lam Vu, refugee, architect and now Capuchin priest, is grateful to God and to Australia for allowing his family to settle in the lucky country, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Students have complained

The principal of an Auckland girls' college has defended the school's dress code rules for its upcoming seniors ball, which bans dresses with plunging necklines, low backs and leg splits above the knee.

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Previously unreleased material

A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa will be published in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonised, reports AP in The Catholic Herald.

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Highly unusual move

Puerto Rican officials have begun the unprecedented move of auditing churches that abuse their tax-exempt status, as part of the island’s efforts to combat its crippling debt crisis, reports Crux.

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Digital window opens

The internet has brought a golden age of evangelical opportunity. Although it has presented atheists with the same digital soapbox, that should not deter us, writes Stephen Bullivant.

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Bank accounts frozen

For what's believed to be the first time, the Vatican bank accounts of an Italian citizen have been frozen because the money is considered by local investigators to have been illegally acquired, reports Crux.

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Mass on Demand

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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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