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Pope Francis speaking at a recent General Audience in Rome. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A leading Australian canon lawyer says revisions to Church law announced this week clarify the nature of certain canonical crimes and seek to ensure they are dealt with in an effective way. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Universal access to high quality palliative care is needed to help people die well, say faith leaders (Bigstock)

South Australian faith leaders have issued a statement outlining their opposition to assisted suicide and their preference for high-quality end-of-life care. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Participants emphasise common humanity is the key to living together in Haifa (IMDB)

Breaking Bread invites the audience to the Israeli coastal city of Haifa for a three-day Israeli-Palestinian food festival, which, while showcasing Arabic cuisine, is a festival of collaboration. Source: Jesuit Media.

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New resource explores the impact of COVID-19 on young people (Bigstock)

The Australian Young Christian Students has launched its "Pandemic Enquiry" for secondary students in schools and parish youth groups, exploring how the pandemic has affected them and how they can respond.

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A refugee family waits for resettlement in Berkasovo, Serbia (Bigstock)

Catholic Religious Australia has urged the federal Government to make changes to its Immigration and Humanitarian and Refugee programs to demonstrate a greater commitment to and support of family reunions.

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Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (snipview.com/via ACBC Media Blog)

Pope Francis has appointed Australia’s Aposotlic Nuncio, Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. Source: Vatican News.

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Samoan Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga (CathNews New Zealand)

Samoa’s Catholic archbishop used the "dictatorship" word several times while lacerating the country’s political leaders in a public Mass this week. Source: CathNews New Zealand.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing new coronavirus hotspot income support measures (SBS News screenshot)

Struggling Australians who have endured coronavirus lockdown for more than seven days in a row will now be eligible for new support payments of up to $500 per week. Source: SBS News.

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Bishop Vincent Long (Catholic Outlook screenshot)

Parramatta Diocese has released an update of its draft new curriculum for religious education in response to feedback from clergy, parents, teachers, students and friends, including experts in theology, Scripture and RE. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The Morrison Government has announced its support for the development of an age-verification system that will make it harder for children to access online pornography in Australia. Source: Eternity News.

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 The Holy See has been an observer of the WHO’s World Health Assembly since 1953 (CNA/Bohumil Petrik)

The Holy See has been granted permanent observer status to the World Health Organisation following a resolution adopted by consensus on Monday. Source: CNA.

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A researcher observes the nucleus of human stem cells (CNS/Tingshu Wang, Reuters)

Lifting a long-standing prohibition on the ability of scientists to culture human embryos in the lab past 14 days shows “an utter disregard” for the value of human life, two Catholic members of the US Congress say. Source: Crux.

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Australia’s bishops gather in Rome in 2019 (ACBC)

Australia’s Catholic bishops have used a weeks-long process of prayer and discernment to identify three priorities to guide the work of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

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Julie Edwards (Jesuit Social Services)

The Victorian Government’s funding extension for a community residential facility that provides short-term accommodation to men exiting the prison system will help more people to get their lives back on track, says Jesuit Social Services.

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A scene from the Pope Video for June (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of June, inviting Catholics to pray for those preparing for marriage, which is “a vocation born from the heart”. Source: Vatican News.

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Bishop Tim Harris (ACBC)

It appears that proponents of voluntary assisted suicide in Queensland have begun their victory laps. I continue to hold the strong view that no good whatsoever will come if euthanasia laws are passed, writes Townsville Bishop Tim Harris.

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The July event is the first of three online conversations on themes from the Church governance report (CRA)

Catholic Religious Australia is launching a series of online conversations to explore the 2020 Church governance review report, The Light from the Southern Cross.

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New Zealand first offered to accept 150 refugees from offshore detention in 2013 (Bigstock)

There are renewed hopes Australia may soon accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees after Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews confirmed discussions on the issue were continuing. Source: SBS News.

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