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The Nicaraguan dictatorship has released 12 priests it had imprisoned and sent them to the Vatican after an agreement was reached with Church authorities. Source: CNA.
Catholic journalist Christopher White, an expert on Pope Francis, is coming to Australia for a series of events in Parramatta, Sydney and Melbourne. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The conflict in Gaza cast a shadow over a major conference on the Vatican and the Holocaust on Monday, with one participant calling the recent carnage the worst slaughter of civilian Jews in one day since the Holocaust. Source: Yahoo News.
Pope Francis has appointed the first woman to serve as the No. 2 official of the Roman Curia office that works with religious orders and their members. Source: OSV News.
Pope Francis’ new doctrine chief has said he believes a revised structure for his department is working well, and now includes a “democratic system” for handling queries or complaints that prohibits him from making unilateral decisions. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has addressed issues surrounding the authority of the Synod on Synodality, women’s ordination and blessing homosexual unions in a response to a “dubia” letter sent to him by five cardinals seeking clarification on doctrinal questions. Source OSV News.
Pope Francis created 21 new cardinals from across the world at a consistory on Saturday, reflecting on how the geographic expansion of the Church’s leadership represents a fulfilment of the promise of Pentecost. Source: National Catholic Register.
The Australian portion of a Vatican-ordered investigation into former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders has been completed, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has confirmed.