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Bill Hayden remembered as a ‘son of God’ 

Labor luminary and former governor-general Bill Hayden was farewelled by family, friends and political heavyweights at a state Funeral Mass at St Mary’s Church, Ipswich, on Friday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Europe Funeral

Parishioners in Ireland to preside at funerals

Church leaders in Ireland are hopeful that more parishioners will step up and preside at funerals to ease the burden on overworked priests, with two dioceses already commissioning laypeople to take charge where there is no priest. Source: Irish Catholic.

Funeral In The Dioceses

Final act of mercy brings dignity to Sydney four who died in poverty

Four Sydneysiders who died without the means for a burial were honoured at the Bringing Them Home interment service for the homeless at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, led by Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Terence Brady. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Funeral People

‘Jewel of Alice Springs’ celebrated at state funeral

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a sea of purple, blue and yellow in Alice Springs to celebrate the “jewel” of Alice Springs, Dr MK Turner, at a state funeral celebrated by Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci yesterday. Source: ABC News.


‘People’s priest’ Fr Bob farewelled at state funeral

The state funeral of Melbourne priest and social justice campaigner Fr Bob Maguire was held in Melbourne on Friday. Source:

Bishops Funeral

Australia farewells Cardinal Pell, ‘a lion of the Church’

Cardinal George Pell’s funeral in Sydney yesterday was at times solemn, reverent, defiant and sorrowful, mixed with wry Australian humour, and attended by mourners from all walks of life. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Police petition to ban protest at Cardinal Pell’s funeral

New South Wales police are seeking a court order to block a protest outside Cardinal George Pell’s funeral tomorrow because of “safety concerns”. Source: The Australian.


Requiem Mass for Cardinal Pell to be held at St Mary’s Cathedral

A Pontifical Requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, February 2, before a private burial in the cathedral’s crypt, the Archdiocese of Sydney has announced.


Cardinal Pell farewelled in Vatican funeral

Cardinal George Pell, who died in Rome last week of a cardiac arrest following hip surgery, has been remembered as “a man of God and a man of the Church” during his funeral Mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Source: CNS.