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Persecution United Nations

Holy See raises plight of people facing religious persecution

Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Vatican representative at the UN has highlighted the ongoing plight of people being persecuted for their religious beliefs. Source: Vatican News.

Canon Law United States

British come to priest’s rescue in US canon law dispute

A popular canon law website will continue to offer its content to the public despite fears that it would have to shut down because of a copyright dispute over its English translation of the Church’s Code of Canon Law. Source: CNA.

Charity Foreign Aid

Charities call for $110m funding boost for hunger hotspots

A $110 million increase in foreign aid to global hunger hotspots from the Australian Government could help avoid a catastrophe, says Caritas Australia together with a group of aid organisations. Source: Canberra Times.

Synod

Synod preparatory commission aware of ‘high expectations and anxiety’

Three members of the preparatory commission for the assembly of the Synod of Bishops, including Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, said they know some Catholics have high expectations for the process while others have intense anxiety. Source: CNS.

Ecology Environment

Climate scientists issue ‘final warning’ on climate change

The world’s climate scientists have issued what one expert said is a “final warning” before global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius. Source: ABC News.

Appointment In The Dioceses

Armidale Diocese appoints new administrator

Armidale’s College of Consultors has elected Msgr Edward Wilkes as diocesan administrator to lead the regional New South Wales diocese following Bishop Michael Kennedy’s installation as the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle.

Religious Orders Ukraine

Redemptorists in Ukraine mobilise to help community

A new video from apostolate Common Home TV depicts the reality of the war in Ukraine and those who remain in the country working for peace. Source: Redemptorists Oceania.

Housing Politics

Albanese’s $10bn Housing Australia Future Fund at risk

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s signature $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is facing defeat in the Senate amid a crossbench revolt fuelled by warnings from experts that not enough is being done to avert a “perfect storm” rental and housing crisis. Source: The Australian.

Liturgy People

Life’s most important work begins for devoted Catholic after retirement

Paul Bennett may be well into retirement, but thanks to a scholarship from Australian Catholic University, his life’s most important work is about to begin.