A woman's place and Australian hopes

Sr Anne Cunliffe

Sr Anne Cunliffe, head of Catholic Religious Australia, speaks to ABC Radio's Noel Debien, on hopes held by Catholic women. More, including comments by Archbishops Hart and Coleridge inside.

- What do Australians and women hope for from Pope Francis: March 20, 2013 (ABC Radio Religion and Ethics Report)

Catholic religious women are often in the frontline serving the disadvantaged and the disturbed. So how did they react to the election of Pope Francis?

The Producer of ABC Radio's Religion and Ethics Report, Noel Debien, conducted this interview with Sr Anne Cunliffe, the president of Catholic Religious Australia, which represents more than 180 congregations of sisters, brothers and priests.

To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE.

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Pope opens up on gays, abortion and women in the church (The Australian Women's Weekly)

Pope Francis washes the feet of women at Holy Thursday ceremony (RTE)

Pope Francis tells nuns to be spiritual mothers not 'old maids' (RTE)

Pope Francis promises to baptise unmarried woman's child in latest phone call (The Telegraph)

Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas (CNS)

Pope Francis urges women to take a greater role in the church (CBC)

Evangelii Gaudium: Pope says only men can be priests, but women must have voice in Church (The Catholic Herald)

Women resistant to Pope Francis' call for new theology (NCR)

The Vatican pays tribute to women on their special day (Vatican Insider)

Pope Francis' Homily on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Zenit)

In front of Fatima statue, Pope Francis entrusts the world to Mary (The Catholic Herald)


Archbishop Denis Hart's thoughts on Pope Francis (Light FM)

Statement by Arcbishop Mark Coleridge on the election of Pope Francis (Archdiocese of Brisbane)


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