Andrew Barr (ABC News/Tom Lowrey)

Chief Minister Andrew Barr will commission draft euthanasia legislation for the ACT, ahead of an expected repeal of the ban on the territory’s Parliament passing such laws. Source: Canberra Times.

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Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, left, and Rev Iain Greenshields will make an ecumenical pilgrimage to South Sudan with Pope Francis next month (CNS/Church of Scotland)

Despite ongoing knee pain and trouble walking, Pope Francis will travel to Congo and make an ecumenical pilgrimage to South Sudan as planned on July 2-7, the Vatican confirmed. Source: Crux.

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Families are encouraged to participate in the World Meeting of Families through livestreams (CNS/WMF)

The Vatican yesterday published the official schedule for the 10th World Meeting of Families, to be held in Rome on June 22-26. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis prays the Rosary in front of the statue of Mary, Queen of Peace yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

After placing white flowers on a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace, Pope Francis prayed the Rosary and asked Mary to intercede to bring peace to Ukraine and to every place in the world torn by violent conflict. Source: CNS.

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) have signed an accord to bring clarity and energy to their shared efforts to advance God’s mission.

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Mark Butler and Anika Wells (Facebook/Mark Butler MP and Facebook/Anika Wells MP)

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed Mark Butler’s appointment as federal Minister for Health and Aged Care and Anika Wells’ appointment as Minister for Aged Care.

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The document is available on the Plenary Council website

The 30 motions that will be considered during the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia in July, rising from four years of national conversation, have been published. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Linda Burney and Peter Dutton (Facebook)

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has called on Opposition Leader Peter Dutton to support a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: News.com.au.

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Restoration is under way at Sts Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral, Goulburn (Facebook)

The Goulburn Catholic cathedral’s declaration as a minor basilica could generate more than $10 million in heritage tourism by 2030, a forum has heard. Source: Goulburn Post.

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Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (Wikimedia/Sergento)

A council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on Friday resolved on its “full self-sufficiency and independence,” distancing the Church from Russian Orthodoxy. Source: CNA.

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Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Prime Minister last week (Facebook/Anthony Albanese)

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese looks set to form a majority Labor Government, with projections it will hold at least 76 seats — the minimum required to form a majority government. Source: ABC News.

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart (Uluru Statement website)

Catholic Health Australia has endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart as part of National Reconciliation Week 2022, saying the document provides Australians a chance to “work towards a better future for our nation and its first peoples”.

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The average processing time of claims has blown out to 11.9 months, almost double the time intended. (Supplied)

More than 6000 redress claims from survivors of childhood sexual abuse are yet to be processed and the average wait has blown out to almost 12 months, new government data reveals. Source: The Guardian.

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Families take part in the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly in 2021 (Vatican Media)

The Holy See has announced a series of indulgences that can be obtained by those taking part on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Source: Vatican Media.

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Professor Francis Campbell (The Catholic Weekly/Alphonsus Fok)

University of Notre Dame Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Francis Campbell has praised Catholic education, saying it has helped generations of students to achieve success in life, regardless of their background. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Greg Whitby (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta)

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta executive director Greg Whitby will retire at the end of the 2022 school year, after more than 40 years of service to education. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Hands of Commitment are seen on the lawns of St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane (Brisbane Archdiocese)

Children in Brisbane have created a sea of hands in support of reconciliation and building a greater understanding of Indigenous cultures. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Mourners outside the Uvalde County Courthouse in Texas on May 26, two days after the mass killing (CNS/Veronica G. Cardenas, Reuters)

With debate over gun control in the United States flaring up again following the deadly shooting at a Texas primary school last week, the Vatican’s top body on life issues says deeper reflection on the topic is needed. Source: Crux.

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