Religious sisters take part in a protest against the Sri Lankan Government in Colombo last month (CNS/Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters)

The Archdiocese of Colombo is implementing a relief program to provide aid for families affected by the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Source: UCA News.

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Welfare advocates have warned job seekers may have their payments suspended under a new points-based mutual obligations system because of “unnecessarily onerous” requirements. Source: The Guardian.

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Health care is a fundamental right for all and not a privilege for the rich while the poor and disadvantaged are left without the care they need, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: Crux.

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Adetunji Henry, 15, receives treatment after the attack at St Francis Xavier Church in Nigeria (CNS/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)

Condemning the actions of gunmen who attacked a church as parishioners gathered for Mass on the feast of Pentecost, Nigeria’s bishops lamented that nowhere is safe in the country after the incident left dozens of people dead. Source: CNS.

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Sr Katarina Kabiriera SGS, Gabrielle Sinclair, Sr Marie O’Shea SGS, Sr Taabeia Ibouri SGS and Good Samaritan Education

The long-standing warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Port Pirie Diocese and Kiribati was reaffirmed when two sisters from the Pacific nation visited the diocese. Source: The Good Oil.

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Crosses attached to the destroyed bridge in Irpin, Ukraine, last month (CNS/Jorge Silva, Reuters)

When a group of Polish archbishops paid a “solidarity visit” to Ukraine in late May, their presence also highlighted the key role played by Polish Catholic clergy in sustaining Ukrainian religious life. Source: NCR Online.

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Australian Catholic University students in Rome (ACU)

The Roman Curia will open its doors to Australian Catholic University students following an agreement with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

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Women are the unexpected face of homelessness in Australia, CSSA says (Bigstock)

Member services within the Catholic Social Services Australia network are working overtime as freezing weather hits the eastern seaboard and forces homeless people off the streets.

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Brisbane Archdiocese Laudato Si’ Action plan (The Catholic Leader)

Catholics living in South East Queensland can look forward to a major shakeup of Church activities with the Brisbane Archdiocese committing to a seven-year “ecological conversion” plan. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis with participants taking part in a conference on the Global Education Pact (Vatican Media)

Education must serve as a bridge between past and future generations so that humanity may progress rather than move backward, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Cardinal Malcom Ranjinth (CNS/Paul Haring)

Religious leaders in Sri Lanka have urged the government to pass a constitutional amendment to curb the power of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the island nation faces its worst economic crisis since independence. Source: The Tablet.

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Francis Sullivan and Jacinta Collins (Supplied)

New ministers in the Labor Government have huge challenges on their hands as they work to address the systemic disadvantage millions of Australians face every day, says Catholic Social Services Australia chair Francis Sullivan.

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Grain kernels on the floor of a mill in Ukraine’s Chernihiv region after it was badly damaged by Russian shelling (CNS/Edgar Su, Reuters)

Pope Francis has appealed for a resolution to the blockade of Ukrainian grain exports, condemning the use of a staple food “as a weapon of war”. Source: CNA.

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The information fact sheets released by Te Rōpū Tautoko yesterday (NZCBC)

Continuing research has produced further details of where and by whom much of the reported abuse in the Catholic Church in New Zealand was committed. Source: NZCBC.

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Michelle Kemp (Vinnies SA)

Rising costs of living, a soaring real estate market and the impact of domestic violence are contributing to an unprecedented number of calls from people seeking help from the St Vincent de Paul Society South Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.

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During the election campaign Labor added the promise of the minimum wage submission to its policy suite to close the gender pay gap (Bigstock)

The Albanese Government will take its first step in closing the gender pay gap tomorrow by arguing for higher wages for Australia’s lowest-paid employees as a key minister stressed workplace equality was a priority. Source: The Age.

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Archbishop Peter A Comensoli (ACBC/Giovanni Portelli Photography)

The Uluru Statement from the Heart offers an invitation to find a way forward for the voice of First Peoples in the Constitution, writes Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli. Source: The Australian.

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Heads Up Alliance members make a commitment to each other to delay giving their children smartphones (Bigstock)

A group of Sydney Catholic school parents that have formed an alliance to stop their children from using smartphones and social media has attracted attention from around the world. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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