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- 4 June, 2023
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Pope Francis will visit Mongolia in September
Pope Francis has confirmed he will travel to Mongolia in September, becoming the first pope to visit the Asian nation, which is home to a cardinal and about 1300 Catholics. Source: CNS.
Bishops call for urgent action to address cost-of-living pressures
Financial pressures on low- and middle-income families have made responding to the cost of living one of the country’s most important and urgent policy issues, Australia’s bishops told the Senate Select Committee on the Cost of Living. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Voice should advise ministers only: Brennan
Jesuit priest and author Frank Brennan has told a joint select committee the Indigenous Voice should be able to advise executive government via ministers only. Source: The Australian.
‘Experts from five continents’ begin drafting working document
A committee of 22 people, including two Australians, this week kicked off the writing process for the Synod on Synodality’s working document that will be the blueprint for discussions during the meeting of bishops in October. Source: CNA.
Archbishop Costelloe announces Diocesan Assembly for Perth
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has announced the convening of a diocesan assembly in September this year. Source: The eRecord.
Fast-tracked government reforms blamed for aged care closures
Two hundred aged care residents will soon be looking for new accommodation, with providers saying fast-tracked reforms have forced the closure of three Sydney homes. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Caritas thanks schools and parishes for ‘helping to build a better tomorrow’
Caritas Australia says its annual Lenten fundraiser Project Compassion has been a success this year thanks to the dedication and support of more than 1700 schools and 1200 parishes across the country. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Premier to sleep rough in support of homelessness services
Chris Minns will be the first New South Wales premier to brave the cold alongside top business leaders when he takes part in the annual Vinnies CEO winter sleepout. Source: CountryNews/AAP.
Ukrainian fantasy adventure created in a war zone
Made in Ukraine under difficult conditions, Mavka: The Forest Song tells the story of Mavka, a female character drawn from Ukrainian legends who stands for peace and love above hate, and good will above evil. Source: Jesuit Media.