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The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia and the global Synod on Synodality were key discussion points for Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Pope Francis when they met last week.
The refusal to help desperate migrants “is revolting, it’s sinful, it’s criminal”, Pope Francis said as he canonised a bishop dedicated to assisting migrants and a Salesian brother who emigrated with his family to Argentina. Source: CNS.
Abortion protests from both sides of the debate were prevented from clashing in Melbourne on Saturday, with police removing abortion rights supporters who infiltrated the annual pro-life March for the Babies rally. Source: SBS News.
Tens of thousands of Australians will be given a new welfare card to replace the much-maligned Basics Card, as the Albanese Government moves to eliminate compulsory income management. Source: The Age.
As Kenya lifted a ban on the open cultivation of genetically modified crops, some Catholic bishops expressed reservations about the technology, citing ethical concerns about the farming and consumption of the foods. Source: Crux.
A cardinal in Uruguay has criticised the passage of a bill to legalise and regulate euthanasia in the country’s lower house. Source: CNA.