Fr Hans Zollner SJ (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Head of Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University’s Centre for Child Protection has said the Church’s legal process for handling accusations of abuse must be more transparent. Source: The Tablet.

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A final report will be tabled in August after the public hearings (Bigstock)

More than 700 people and organisations have weighed into the euthanasia debate by making a written submission to a Western Australian parliamentary inquiry. Source: The West Australian.

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Pope Francis meets  survivors of human trafficking (CNS/LOsservatore Romano)

Pope Francis yesterday met with more than 100 survivors, young people and members of the committee organising the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking. Source: Vatican News.

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Vinnies youth volunteers in Adelaide CBD (The Southern Cross/Ben Macmahon)

The Church is far more than its buildings. It is principally its people and their works, writes Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Kailani Craine arrives in South Korea for the Winter Olympics (YouTube/Aus Olympic Team)

When Kailani Craine takes to the ice in the ladies single skating event at the Winter Olympics next week, she will have the whole of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese behind her. Source: mnnews.today.

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Pope Francis registers for WYD Panama 2019 on Sunday (Vatican News)

With the help of a tablet and two young people, Pope Francis has signed up for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, announcing that registration for the international event has opened. Source: CNA.

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Sr Bernadette Moriau (Beauvais Diocese)

A French bishop declared on Sunday that the recovery a long-debilitated nun made after visiting the Lourdes shrine was a miracle – the 70th miracle to be officially recognised at the world-famous pilgrimage site. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Stephanie Santos (The Catholic Leader)

Gold Coast youth leader Stephanie Santos wants to tell the world’s bishops that despite a sharp drop in the number of young Catholics at Mass, youth are hungry for the truth. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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A crowd in Federation Square, Melbourne, watches Kevin Rudd deliver the apology (Flickr/virginiam)

Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council chair have lamented the slow progress in the decade since Kevin Rudd's national apology to Indigenous Australians. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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June Oscar (Wikimedia/June Oscar)

The federal government and Labor are facing fresh calls to set up a national compensation program for thousands of stolen generation families who had their children forcibly removed over several decades. Source: SBS News.

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Pope Benedict XVI and Msgr Alfred Xureb (Vatican News)

In an interview to mark five years since Pope Benedict XVI's resignation as pontiff, his former secretary has revealed Benedict pledged his “total obedience” to Pope Francis on the evening of his election. Source: The Tablet.

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Open ocean surfing and surf lifesaving events have been banned (CSO Lismore)

Surfing will be banned at all Catholic schools on the North Coast of NSW due to the threat of shark attacks. Source: The Northern Star.

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A woman prays in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Beijing (CNS/Roman Pilipey)

Children have been banned from entering churches in several regions of China. Source: ucanews.com.

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Ezinwanne Igbo (The Catholic Leader)

Pope Francis has excommunicated a Sunshine Coast priest for breaching the secret of the confessional after a lengthy investigation which included allegations of misconduct. Source: The Courier Mail.

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Malcolm Hart (ACBC)

Researchers from Australia and the United States will present their findings on how young people perceive and engage with the Church during one of a series of significant events that will be held during the Year of Youth. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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A screenshot of footage showing a man with a sword in the Yogyakarta church yesterday (ABC News)

A priest and several churchgoers were seriously injured at a Mass in Indonesia yesterday after they were attacked by a man wielding a sword. Source: Yahoo7 News.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher celebrating the feast day with members of Sydney

On the feast of the patron saint of slavery victims, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP reminded the faithful that modern slavery, while largely hidden, is still embedded in the global economy. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Parishoners at a NSW parish complete the 2016 NCLS survey (NCLS)

Half of active Catholic parishioners say their opinion of senior Church leaders has been damaged by the revelations aired at the recent child abuse royal commission. Source: The Age.

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