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Ukraine Vatican

Papal envoy meets Ukrainian President

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, yesterday finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv, which included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Source: CNA.

India

Catholics join rescue and relief operation after deadly train crash in India

In the wake of one of the deadliest train crashes in India’s history, in which at least 288 people were killed and more than 1000 injured, the local Catholic diocese has plunged into rescue and relief operations. Source: Crux.

Environment Pope Francis

Change course now to beat climate change: Pope

A faster change of course away from today’s throwaway culture and toward greater care for the common good is necessary to ensure the planet’s liveability for future generations, Pope Francis said yesterday on World Environment Day. Source: CNS.

Employment

Bishops welcome minimum wage increase, despite wanting more

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has welcomed the largest increase in the minimum wage in three decades, even though the increase fell below the Council’s submission of 7.2 per cent. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations

NATSICC launches website on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has launched a new website called “One Journey, Together” for Catholics to learn about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Discipleship

‘Interculturality’ the key to forming new disciples, says Bishop Norton

Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Tim Norton SVD says “interculturality” is a way of building a powerful new discipleship, inviting people to become advocates to break down barriers that separate cultural groups. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Families Safeguarding

Kids feeling at risk of abuse turn mainly to mum

An Australian Catholic University study has found that children aged 10 to 18 are most likely to turn to their mother, followed by a trusted friend, and then their father when they feel at risk of sexual abuse. Source: The Australian. 

Asia Opinion

Catholicism in Asia becoming ‘increasingly significant’ 

The Church in Europe, Latin America and Africa tends to dominate coverage of global Catholicism. However, Catholicism in Asia is no less noteworthy and will become increasingly significant in the decades to come, writes Daniel Ang. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Death Penalty

Two Australians on death row in Vietnam granted clemency

Two Australians facing the death penalty in Vietnam have been granted clemency after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited the country on the weekend. Source: News.com.au.