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Crime Cybercrime

‘Very kind man’ scams $29,000 from Brisbane’s Catholic Women’s League

A simple slip-up in awareness resulted in Brisbane’s Catholic Women’s League being scammed out of $29,000. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Benedict XVI Crime

Suspect in theft of Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross arrested

Several months after the theft of a pectoral cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his native Bavaria, police have apprehended the suspect in the Czech Republic. Source: CNA.

Crime Queensland

Unborn children killed in crimes to be recognised in ‘Sophie’s Law’

New laws that recognise unborn children who are killed as a result of criminal conduct have been passed in Queensland after close to a decade of campaigning. Source: The Courier-Mail.

Abuse crisis Crime

Convicted paedophile pleads guilty to another offence

One of Australia’s worst paedophile priests, Gerald Ridsdale, has pleaded guilty to another historical sexual crime after a 72nd victim came forward. Source: The Australian.

Crime Queensland

Suspicious packages sent to churches, schools, homes and businesses

At least 20 packages containing a white substance have been sent to North Queensland Catholic churches and schools, private homes and businesses in the past four weeks. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

Crime New South Wales

Police target ‘petri-dish of hate’ on internet

A new education campaign aims to reduce hate-motivated crimes and incidents in New South Wales by encouraging more victims and survivors to come forward and report to police. Source: SBS News.

Crime

Slain officers remembered as ‘committed and courageous young people’

The tragedy of six people killed in an execution-style ambush and siege is being felt across Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Crime

Vandals attack statues at Albury churches

Religious statues have been decapitated and a painting of Jesus defaced in separate attacks on two churches in the heart of Albury. Source: Herald Sun.

Crime United States

New Orleans archbishop prays for murdered priest, missing worker

The head of the New Orleans Archdiocese spoke of horror and pain following what police believe is the killing of a retired priest and possibly a Church worker in the archdiocese. Source: CNS.