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Convocation delegates walk in a Eucharistic procession (CNS/Bob Roller)

A four-day gathering in Florida has inspired more than 3500 US religious and lay Church leaders, CNS reports.

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Airstrike in Marawi, Philippines (CNS/Jorge Silva, Reuters)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said attempts by Islamic State-inspired terrorists to make ongoing clashes with government forces in the southern Philippines look like a religious war will not succeed, UCA News reports.

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Cardinal Joachim Meisner (Wikimedia/Raimond Spekking)

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop Emeritus of Cologne, and one of four cardinals who sent the "dubia" to Pope Francis last year, passed away yesterday, aged 83, CNA reports.

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Workplace relations tribunal (FWC)

A dispute over planned changes to the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office could be headed towards the Fair Work Commission, the Newcastle Herald report.

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Manus Island detention centre (Refugee Action Coalition)

The Manus Island detention centre is being shut down while refugees and asylum-seekers are still living in it, The Guardian reports.

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Screenshot from The Pope Video (Vatican Radio)

Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for July, Vatican Radio reports.

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The communal area at Chisholm Cottage (Sisters of Charity Outreach)

A low-cost accommodation service for regional NSW families needing to stay in Sydney for medical services has reopened after a major upgrade to facilities, announced the Sisters of Charity Outreach.

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James Wood and Thea Ormerod appear in a video for the petition (Caritas)

Hundreds of individuals from diverse faith communities are pounding the nation’s pavements collecting signatures calling for stronger action on climate change, according to Caritas Australia.

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Food security is a worldwide concern (CNS photo/Alonso Cupul, EPA)

Hunger and malnutrition still exist globally because of a “lack of a culture of solidarity,” and countries are not doing enough to tackle the issue, says Pope Francis, Crux reports.

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Marist180 needs foster carers for teenagers (Pexels)

Marist180 and other not-for-profit agencies are warning the lack of foster carers — especially for older children and teenagers — is reaching crisis level in some parts of Sydney, ABC News reports.

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The book covers a 40 year period of the life of St John Paul II (The Record)

In God’s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of John Paul II gives an insight into one of the greatest minds the Church has seen, writes Josh Low in The Record.

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David Miller (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

David Miller is an Aboriginal man who wasn’t raised in his people’s traditional ways and he wonders how different his life may have been, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Learning at the special education unit (The Southern Cross/Nat Rogers)

The education requirements of children with autism vary greatly and there is a need to support different learning settings, says the head of South Australia's only Catholic primary school with a special education unit, The Southern Cross reports.

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Homelessness is on the rise in Canberra this winter (Bigstock)

There has been a 600 per cent spike in demand for overnight shelter at Safe Shelter ACT so far this winter, The Canberra Times reports.

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Charlie Gard (CNS/family handout)

UK doctors will not allow the Pope's children's hospital in Rome to care for infant Charlie Gard, whose parents were denied permission to take him to America for experimental therapy in a last-ditch effort to save his life, Crux reports.

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2019 World Youth Day song reflects the Marian theme (WYD)

The Archdiocese of Panama has released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019, CNA reports.

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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Universities have taken aim at Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s higher education reform package in submissions to a Senate inquiry, The Australian reports.

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Anne Hughes rsm and Bev Crethar (Sisters of Mercy)

As Christmas-in-July celebrations begin, one parish-based operation is churning out plum puddings, the Sisters of Mercy report.

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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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