Year of Youth
The first Tasmanian Catholic Youth Festival will take place in May, building on the experience of more than 100 young people who attended Sydney’s ACYF and returned home excited to share their faith with others. Source: Diocese of Hobart.
Proposed new Victorian legislation would require religious institutions to “nominate a proper defendant” that can be sued, in a move which that bring an end to the so-called "Ellis defence". Source: The Age.
A bishop in Dili has expressed hoped that new talks between Timor-Leste and Australia over exploration and revenue sharing issues for the Greater Sunrise oil and gas fields will result in a greater share going to the young nation. Source: UCA News.
German bishops are to publish a pastoral letter allowing Protestant spouses of Catholics "in individual cases" and "under certain conditions" to receive Holy Communion. Source: CNA/EWTN.