Big day in the Vatican yesterday for ecumenism and a twig off an old historic English fig tree, as the Pontiff received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, writes Iacopo Scaramuzzi for Vatican Insider.
The Catholic Education Commission NSW has welcomed the State Budget's commitment to lift recurrent funding to all schools, but is disappointed that the 2012 freeze on capital funding to all non-government schools will remain.
'Even some prelates are corrupt,' Pope Francis declared yesterday in a new attack on corruption, Vatican Insider reports.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference General Secretary, Fr Brian Lucas, appeared yesterday at the Royal Commission into Institutional Repsonses to Child Sexual Abuse in Canberra yesterday, The Canberra Times reports.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council joined the Royal Commission's second roundtable discussion on Working With Children Checks in Canberra yesterday.
The Wayside Chapel has teamed up with the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia to host a photo exhibition during Refugee Week.
Burma stands on a knife edge of hope and fear, threatened by extreme Buddhist nationalism, writes Yangon Archbishop Charles Bo in The Washington Post.
It's a match for the ages... the Vatican's first, First XI cricket team vs the C of E's. The date and place, England in September. Josephine McKenna reports from Rome on the showdown's opening round.
A rabbi, an imam, and a pastor in Berlin are planning to create a sacred space for three religions under one roof, The Huffington Post reports.
The BBC is reporting that a large number of Christians have left Iraq, as fighting between Iraqi forces and insurgent ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) rebels intensifies.
The AFL has decided to introduce Good Friday football from 2016 and possibly as early as next year, the ABC reports.
Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley has called for all churches in Australia to pay rates and taxes, The Courier-Mail reports.
Timothy Schmalz is a modern sculptor, whose striking religious bronzes in public places have caught the public imagination. Here he explains the method and inspiration behind his recent Pope St John XXIII sculpture and other works.
No one is more memorably linked with thought about the dangers of state power than John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, writes former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon in The Catholic Weekly.
The downward trend in practice of the Catholic faith in Spain has stopped and is recovering, writes Filip Mazurczak on First Things.
Insurgents have seized control of Mosul, historically a Christian stronghold in Iraq, forcing out the Iraqi army and the police, The Tablet reports.
A former Goulburn monastery has been transformed into apartments priced from $125,000, The Canberra Times reports.
Malaysia's Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has ordered an end to a case in which Malay language Bibles were seized by Islamic authorities, The Malaysian Insider reports.
The WA government will build a separate centre to perform 'restricted procedures' including abortions that St John of God Health Care will not provide, WA Today reports.