Captain Ibrahim Traore, Burkina Faso

As insecurity and political chaos continue in Burkina Faso, Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo called for prayers as the best way out of the crises for the West African country. Source: Crux.

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The Catholic Education Commission Victoria has written to all parents and principals urging them to support the funding push (CECV)

Catholic school parents and principals are being urged to get behind a campaign to pressure Victoria’s major parties into a record $800 million election funding commitment to upgrade dilapidated school buildings. Source: The Age.

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Notre Dame University

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Dylan Alcott (Australian of the Year Awards)

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott is calling on governments to give the four million Australians with disabilities not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme better support. Source: The Australian.

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Maeve Heaney (ACU/Emlie Ng)

Australian Catholic University theologian Maeve Heaney VDMF believes music can be the ultimate tool where words fail to express the fullness of Christian truth.

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Pope Francis says many maritime workers suffer from a variety of unjust working conditions and other deprivations (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has urged Stella Maris to never waver in highlighting issues affecting seafarers, pointing out challenges faced by the maritime community in his address to the 25th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea. Source: Vatican News.

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Attendees at the Adelaide Diocesan Youth Assembly last month (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Archdiocese is preparing for this month’s Diocesan Assembly, with Archbishop Patrick O’Regan asking parishes, communities and schools to pray for the assembly at “every opportunity”. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Arema FC supporters pray during a vigil outside Kanjuruhan Stadium (CNS/Willy Kurniawan, Reuters)

As Indonesian police come under mounting criticism after at least 125 people died in a soccer stadium stampede on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims. Source: UCA News.

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Jim Chalmers (ABC News/Matt Roberts)

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the risk of recession in major economies has now tipped from “possible to probable”, and high inflation will continue to fuel cost of living pressures for many Australians. Source: SBS News.

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Pope Francis with participants in a Dicastery for Communication project at the Vatican, June 2021 (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has chosen the theme for the Church’s next World Communications Day, calling for a peaceful dialogue that allows for uncomfortable truths to be spoken of without resorting to hostile debate. Source: NCR Online.

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Dr Kay Patterson (Australian Human Rights Commission)

Ageism is more common and socially accepted than sexism and racism and shuts people out of the labour market and into poverty, according to the sector’s prime advocate, Kay Patterson. Source: The Australian.

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The Greek manuscript is one of the world’s oldest handwritten Gospels (Museum of the Bible)

A United States museum has returned a valuable 1000-year-old Christian manuscript to a monastery in northern Greece it was looted by Bulgarian forces more than a century ago together with hundreds of other documents and artifacts. Source: Crux.

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Daniel Ortega (CNS/Cesar Perez, Nicaraguan Presidency handout via Reuters)

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega blasted Catholic leaders as a “gang of murderers” in comments amping up persecution of the Church and scorning Pope Francis’ call for dialogue in the Central American country. Source: CNS.

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Melinda Zakikhani (The Catholic Leader)

Parishes, school communities and Church agencies in the Brisbane Archdiocese are being invited to welcome and sponsor refugee families as part of a new initiative. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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There are hopes at least 14 new teachers will be sourced out of the recruitment trip to Ireland (Facebook/Catholic Education Sandhurst)

Education leaders from two regional Victorian dioceses will travel to Ireland this week in a bid to recruit teachers for local schools, as the struggle to fill vacancies continues. Source: Bendigo Advertiser.

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Notre Dame University

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Susan Pascoe (second from left) with members of the document working group in Rome last week (NCR/YouTube/Synod.va)

A group of experts, including several Australians, has met in Rome to draft the working document of the continental phase of the global Synod on Synodality. Source: NCR Online.

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Fr Tim Brennan MSC (ACBC)

Pope Francis has named Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priest Fr Tim Brennan as one of 10 new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Source: OSV.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has backed the Productivity Commission’s call for urgent reform of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, which governs Commonwealth funding to the states for housing services.

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Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday made a direct appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin for an immediate ceasefire, imploring him to end the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine. Source: CNA.

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