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Bishops First Nations

Church has pivotal role to play in ongoing journey of reconciliation

The journey to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is not easy, but the Catholic Church remains hopeful of healing. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Religious Freedom

Archbishop pens letter on religious freedom

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has written a pastoral letter to the faithful of Tasmania expressing concern over threats to religious freedom posed by “certain ideological positions” imposed “by means of legislation”. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Bishops Middle East

Bishops call for peace in the Middle East

Australia’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement on the conflict in the Middle East, calling for a just ceasefire, the release of all hostages and unhindered access to aid. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Leadership

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference elects new vice president

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has a new vice president after elections in Sydney. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Tributes

Bishop Ingham ‘a man of deep faith, rich in human qualities’

Former Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham, “a spiritual father of the Illawarra, Macarthur, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands”, died on April 26, aged 83. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Bishop Umbers can officially call Australia home

Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers swapped Marmite for Vegemite a long time ago but now can officially call Australia home. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Bishops Opinion

Respond to violence and fear with prayer and peace: Archbishop Fisher

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP called the stabbing of Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Fr Isaac Royel “shocking and has caused distress to many in the community”. Source: Crux.

Bishops Tragedy

Bishops offers prayers and condolences in wake of Bondi attack

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has offered its prayers and condolences in the wake of Saturday’s Bondi Junction attack. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Europe

Church in Scotland shocked by sudden death bishop-designate 

The Church in Scotland is in shock at the sudden death of the new bishop-designate of Dunkeld just days before his ordination service. Source: The Tablet.