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Climate Pope Francis

The fate of humanity will be decided now, Pope tells COP28 summit

The future of humanity depends on what people choose now, Pope Francis said in his message to global leaders at the COP28 World Climate Action Summit in Dubai. Source: CNS.

Health Politics

ACT Government facing renewed pressure over Calvary takeover

The ACT Government faces renewed pressure over its forced takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, with Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith accused of “bad faith” negotiations in the lead-up to the compulsory acquisition. Source: The Australian.


State leaders push Labor to allow euthanasia telehealth consultations

State leaders are calling for the Albanese Government to amend Commonwealth laws and allow telehealth consultations for patients seeking access to euthanasia services. Source: ABC News.


Vinnies backs call for ‘wholesale’ reform of Workforce Australia

The St Vincent de Paul Society has added its voice to widespread support for the parliamentary inquiry into Workforce Australia’s management of employment services.

Modern Slavery

CHA endorses move to establish anti-slavery commissioner

Catholic Health Australia has endorsed the Albanese Government’s move to establish an Anti-Slavery Commissioner under a bill introduced to Parliament last week.

South East Asia

Bomb attack on Mass in Philippines kills four

At least four people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack during a Catholic Mass in the insurgency-plagued southern Philippines on Sunday. Source: UCA News.

Middle East Pope Francis

End of Gaza truce means death, destruction and misery: Pope

In comments after his Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis expressed his “pain” at the renewal of hostilities in Gaza, inviting those involved to “take courageous paths of peace”. Source: Vatican News.


No one can or will change nature of priesthood: Cardinal Parolin 

The only way to carry out the new evangelisation called for by Pope Francis is to adopt the pastoral style of a compassionate, humble, patient and simple priest who walks at the same pace as his people, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told seminarians. Source: OSV News.

Arts Europe

Class trip to see musical blocked by France’s secularism laws

The producer of a popular French musical about St Bernadette Soubirous has filed an appeal against an official ruling that a state school cannot use a free cultural pass for a class trip to his show because the topic violated France’s secularism laws. Source: The Tablet.