Fr Charles Lukati (centre in white singlet) with supporters and participants at the event (The Southern Cross)

Every step counted when Adelaide priest Fr Charles Lukati completed the Salisbury Half Marathon last month, raising money for Caritas Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.

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St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart (Hobart Archdiocese)

Restoration work is set to continue at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart, forcing a temporary closure of the historically-significant building at what is traditionally one of the quietest times of the year. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Cardinal Charles Bo (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters)

Catholic bishops in Myanmar have demanded respect for human life and the sanctity of places of worship, hospitals and schools in the conflict-torn Southeast Asian nation. Source: UCA News.

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Notre Dame University

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The Ukraine flag in displayed in St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from his studio overlooking the square (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has warned people not to get accustomed to the war in Ukraine, calling for the faithful to keep those suffering “this tragic reality” in their hearts and prayers. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope Francis grimaces in pain as he gets up from his chair during the general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vaticanin April (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has apologised for having to postpone his trip to Africa in July because of his knee pain and vowed to reschedule it “as soon as possible”. Source: CNA.

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Senator Penny Wong arrives in Fiji last month (Facebook/Penny Wong)

Rarely has the issue of Australia’s commitment to aid and development been so critical to a government’s first-term agenda, writes Joe Zabar. Source: Eureka Street.

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(From left) Anna Krohn, Bishop Emeritus Peter Ingham, Sr Brigid Arthur, Sr Angela Ryan and Dan White (The Catholic Weekly/ACBC/CRA/Sydney Catholic Schools)

Catholics who have served the community across a variety of fields, including education, health, welfare and the life of the Church, have featured prominently in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Dominic Perrottet (domperrottet.com.au)

The New South Wales Government will set up a specialist council to advise on safety concerns around places of worship and engage with faith communities after the pandemic underscored the importance of closing cultural divides. Source: SMH.

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'The emotional and financial cost of the robodebt scheme has been enormous,

As the Albanese Government begins drafting terms of reference for a robodebt royal commission, Catholic Social Services Australia has urged it to ensure the poor and vulnerable are never again subject to “massive government maladministration”.

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Dani Dayan offers Pope Francis a gift during a private audience in the Vatican (Vatican Media)

The chairman of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial thanked Pope Francis yesterday for giving scholars access to the Holy See’s World War II-era archives. Source: Crux.

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Faith leaders have urged the new Labor Government to move quickly to introduce legislation outlawing religious discrimination rather than let the issue languish until the last minute as it did under Scott Morrison. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Melbourne Archdiocese has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in damages to a former altar boy who was sexually abused by Victorian priest Desmond Gannon. Source: The Age.

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Juan Vicente Pérez Mora (YouTube/Guinness World Records)

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, passionate about his faith, prays the Rosary twice a day and is in the Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world. Source: CNA.

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Celebrate the Queen

CathNews will not be published on Monday, June 13, due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday in most states.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Greg Homeming OCD (ACBC/Giovanni Portelli Photography)

Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD wants all cards on the table as the Church plans to contribute to the city rebuild. Source: Lismore City News.

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Jurassic World Dominion wraps up the second trilogy of dinosaur films derived from the novels by Michael Crichton, featuring the duo of scientists from the more recent movies and the trio at the heart of the 1993 original. Source: CNS.

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Fr Mike Schmitz  (Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney)

American priest and podcaster Fr Mike Schmitz has made a stirring pitch to Sydney Catholics to make new disciples through personal encounters with family and friends or risk failing future generations in the faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Dominic Perrottet announces the boost to palliative care funding yesterday (Facebook/DomPerrottetMP)

Palliative care in New South Wales will get a $743 million boost as the state’s premier makes good on his promise to fix end-of-life care, making amends for failing on the issue when treasurer. Source: The Guardian.

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