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Economy Pope Francis

Globalisation has a moral dimension, Pope tells business leaders

Nations and businesses must work together to promote ethically sound models of globalisation, Pope Francis told world business and government leaders. Source: OSV News.

Religious Freedom

Report warns of increasing persecution of Christians

Christians across East and West Africa are facing twin threats from jihadists and dictatorships, according to the 2024 World Watch List. Source: The Tablet.

Catechesis Pope Francis

The road to love must be travelled slowly: Pope

Continuing his catechetical series on vice and virtue, Pope Francis yesterday dedicated his general audience to highlighting the difference between love and lust, arguing that “in Christianity, there is no condemnation of the sexual instinct”. Source: CNA.

Eastern Rite India

New leaders fail to settle liturgy dispute in Syro-Malabar archdiocese

A recent change of leadership in India’s Syro-Malabar Church has not meant a change in policy on a liturgical dispute, with the Church’s governing Synod again calling for obedience regarding a contested mode of celebrating the Mass. Source: Crux.

Prayer Victoria

Lord’s Prayer could be axed from Victorian Parliament

For more than 100 years, Victorian MPs have started each parliamentary sitting day with the Lord’s Prayer. But this could soon change, with the new premier conceding the tradition does not reflect the state’s growing cultural diversity. Source: The Guardian.

Charity Middle East

Caritas Australia responds to Gaza famine warning

After 100 days of conflict in the Israel-Hamas war, the entire population of Gaza faces a growing risk of famine, says Caritas Australia.

Legal Matters

No charges laid but Bishop Saunders investigation continues

Western Australia Police have not laid charges against former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders after he was interviewed by detectives in relation to historical allegations of sexual offences. Source: The West Australian.

Ecology Religious Orders

Australia’s Josephites respond to Laudato Si’

As people and organisations throughout the world respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, Australia’s Josephite community has taken up his call to care for all creation and those who inhabit it, especially the poor. Source: Vatican News.

Families Research Safeguarding

New study looks to reduce child maltreatment in the home

New Australian Catholic University research has identified a complex interplay of child, parental, and contextual factors associated with the maltreatment of children by their families.