Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (ucanews/JireCarreon)

The seeming indifference of the Filipino faithful to thousands of drug-related killings across the country has pushed a Catholic bishop in Manila to the point of calling himself a failure as a pastor. Source: ucanews.org.

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Cardinal George Pell (CNS/JamesRoss EPA)

Cardinal George Pell will get another bid to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions after the High Court announced it would hear his application to appeal. Source: The Age.

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St Mark’s Square on Monday (CNS/Manuel Silvestri, Reuters)

The crypt of St Mark’s Basilica was completely flooded yesterday after Venice’s water levels hit the highest level in more than 50 years. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again. Source: Crux.

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NZ parliamentarians vote on the End of Life Choice bill yesterday (NZ Parliament)

New Zealanders will vote on a euthanasia referendum at next year's election after a tight conscience vote in the country's Parliament. Source: ABC News.

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The release of the report coincides with next week’s Red Wednesday event, which will see prominent buildings worldwide lit in red  (ACN)

Christianity’s disappearance in parts of the Middle East can only be stopped if the international community acts now, according to a new report produced by Aid to the Church in Need.

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Huw Warmenhoven (Vatican Media)

Australian Huw Warmenhoven has shared his reflections of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit in a short video released by the Vatican. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Annette Baker (ACBC)

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland vice president Annette Baker is a proud Vincentian of 19 years who believes kindness is at the very heart of her calling to help the poor. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Archbishop Jose Gomez (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

Immigration reform is at the top of Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez’s priority list as the newly elected president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Source: CNS.

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Pro-life advocates demonstrate in Nairobi Kenya on Monday (CNS/Fredrick Nzwili)

Kenyan bishops are concerned that an international summit on women’s health rights being held in their country was a ploy to introduce ideologies and practices seen as contrary to African cultures and their religious heritage. Source: Crux.

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If passed, the NZ euthanasia legislation will go a  referendum at next year’s general election (Supplied)

Palliative care workers have joined last-minute pleas against New Zealand’s euthanasia bill as politicians look likely to pass the legislation at its final vote in Parliament. Source: Otago Daily Times.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

The devil is real and is so jealous of Jesus and the salvation Jesus offers that he tries everything he can to divide people and make them attack each other, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Fr Hovsep Bedoyan (Vatican News)

Islamic State gunmen shot dead an Armenian Catholic priest and his father as they were travelling in a car in northeastern Syria on Monday. Source: Vatican News.

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The Pacific Highway in the Maitland Newcastle Diocese between Bulahdelah and Taree (Twitter/LiveTraffic NSW)

More than 200 schools along the North Coast of New South Wales, including about 30 Catholic schools, will remain shut today as the threat from bushfires continues. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Kelvin McConville (ACBC)

Retired psychiatric unit worker Kelvin McConville loves his volunteer work with Perth’s Emmaus Community, where he helps homeless men and women who suffer from a mental illness. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Victims of crime can access one-on-one support from Centacare at the Ballarat police station (Bigstock)

Victims of crime will have a faster way of getting the support they need with the launch of a new collaboration between Centacare Ballarat and the police. Source: The Courier.

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The Medevac laws only apply to people who are already in Papua New Guinea and Nauru (Human Rights Commission)

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has expressed disappointment over a Senate Committee’s recommendation to repeal the Medevac laws, which enable sick refugees and asylum-seekers to be brought to Australia for medical treatment.

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Theodore McCarrick (CNS/Gregory Shemitz)

The results of the Vatican’s investigation of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley OFM Cap. of Boston has told US bishops. Source: CNA.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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