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Commission plans global safeguarding report

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has met at the Vatican and laid the groundwork for an annual report on child protection efforts by the Church globally. Source: CNS.


Catholic health calls for default benefits for at-home care

Thousands more patients could be cared for in the comfort of their own home instead of a hospital under reforms proposed by Catholic Health Australia.


Vinnies marks centenary with treasure hunt

A century has passed since the St Vincent de Paul Society opened its first store in New South Wales and while much has changed, the charity is still focused on helping those most in need. Source: AAP.


University to fund Catholic community research projects

Australian Catholic University will fund three new community-initiated research projects that seek to improve the lives of young mothers with complex needs, refugees and young people at risk.


Latest national NAPLAN test results a ‘mixed bag’

Almost 15 per cent of year 9 boys don’t meet the national minimum achievement standard for reading — the highest proportion ever, according to the latest NAPLAN test results. Source: ABC News.

Middle East

Papal trip to highlight importance of dialogue

Pope Francis is set to make a four-day visit to Bahrain this week – a journey that will make him the first pope to visit the Arab kingdom in the Persian Gulf. Source: Crux.

Mental Health

Parents offered suicide prevention training

Parents are being called up to the front line of Australia’s mental health crisis as experts brace for the cumulative impact of the pandemic, climate disasters and rising cost-of-living pressures. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


Dozens of Catholic villagers reportedly killed in Nigeria

Details are emerging of a violent raid by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria that reportedly left dozens of Catholic villagers dead. Source: CNA.


CathNews is back on Wednesday

CathNews takes a break tomorrow for the Melbourne Cup public holiday. Our next issue will be published on Wednesday, November 2.