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Vatican

Vatican cooperates with new Rome probe of ‘Vatican Girl’ case

The Vatican is cooperating with a new inquest by the City of Rome into the 1983 disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of an employee of the Prefecture of the Papal Household whose family lived in a Vatican apartment. Source: Crux.

Europe

French priests issued with ID cards

The Church in France has begun issuing a new ID card proving a priest can administer the sacraments, to ensure tighter security amid continued revelations of sexual and spiritual abuse. Source: The Tablet.

Charity Leadership

Caritas Australia CEO elected vice president of Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Australia chief executive officer Kirsty Robertson is the new vice president of Caritas Internationalis and will serve the confederation of 162 national Caritas member organisations over the next four years.

Bishops

Archbishop Fisher sees ‘anti-life agenda’ in Calvary takeover bid

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has criticised the planned takeover of Canberra’s Calvary Public Hospital, accusing the ACT Government of an “extreme land-and-assets grab” in an attempt to implement an “anti-life agenda”. Source: The Australian.

World Youth Day

Australian pilgrims counting down to World Youth Day

More than 3000 Australian pilgrims will travel to Portugal for World Youth Day 2023, making it one of the largest Australian contingents to attend the gathering in its history. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Education In The Dioceses

Townsville Catholic schools celebrate milestone

Townsville Catholic Education is celebrating 150 years of educating students – with two schools opened in 1873 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Cost Of Living

Vulnerable Aussies living on $6 a day amid cost-of-living crisis

Australians are going to extreme measures to stay afloat during the cost-of-living crisis, with thousands of people struggling to afford basic living necessities while sinking into extreme poverty. Source: News.com.au.

Digital Life Liturgy

New liturgy podcast an Australian first

Liturgy experts from Australian Catholic University have launched a new podcast exploring Australian and global perspectives on liturgy, sacramental theology, liturgical music and sacred art.

Health Mission Religious Orders

Partnership promotes interfaith ties in Pakistan

In a new partnership, Catholic Mission Australia is working with the Columban Mission Society to strengthen the Catholic healthcare system in Pakistan, helping to promote interfaith relations in the majority Muslim nation. Source: The Catholic Weekly.