19 Oct 2017

Pope grieves for Somalia

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Pope Francis has expressed his grief for the massacre that killed more than 300, many of them children. 

15 Oct 2017

Prayers for California

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Pope Francis prays for victims of California bushfires.

24 May 2017

Manchester bombing

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Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester.

16 May 2017

Panama 2019 logo

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The archdiocese of Panama unveiled the official logo for World Youth Day, set to take place on January 22-27, 2019.

24 Mar 2017

Prayers, support for London

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The Archbishop of Westminster has called for prayer, compassionate solidarity and calm in the wake of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.

01 Mar 2017

Irish duo who sing like angels

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The Goretti Girls – '...their melodies are authentic prayers...'

10 Feb 2017

Scrolls cave evidence

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After years of fruitless searches Israeli archaeologists say they have found evidence of a twelfth Dead Sea Scrolls cave, the Jerusalem Post reports.

22 Jan 2017

The Mother Teresa of Africa

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Sr Rosemary Nyirymbe welcomes women fleeing war...It is a hospital where the deepest wounds are healed...

11 Jan 2017

'Suicide bomber' forgiven

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Parents whose son was killed in the 2016 Easter Sunday attack at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park have forgiven the man that killed their child.

10 Jan 2017

Report is concerning

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Catholic Mission says rise in missionaries killed in past year is distressing.

20 Dec 2016

Christians targetted – Sister

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Nun living in Aleppo: "Muslims in Syria fear for their country without Christians".

16 Dec 2016

Jesuit priest speaks on Aleppo

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Fr Ziad Hilal SJ appeals to parties in the conflict and to western nations to cease provocations and commit themselves to reconciliation. 

06 Nov 2016

Storytelling movie in the making

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Just short of Pixar: the new movie about the Fatima apparitions – movie not completely finished, possibly out later next year.

31 Oct 2016

Italian earthquake

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Major Italian earthquake destroys basilica in Norcia.

26 Aug 2016

Woman of extreme strength

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Inside peek into the life of Mother Teresa who will be canonised on September 4.

08 Aug 2016

Artist's Olympics of Mercy

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Olympics receive a larger-than-life message in the form of field art.

08 Aug 2016

Panama WYD19 in the planning

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Bishop of Panama: WYD will mean a new opportunity to the youth of Central America.

31 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Vigil & Final Mass

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...The size of the stage...actually three stages with a huge stairway leading up to the main one, and the vastness of the pilgrim area was a sight to behold.

28 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Pope arrives

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A full on day: a talk, filing stories, Pope arrival preps, heading to Jewish quarter on foot, concert, cathedral visit and dinner.

28 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Pope's welcome

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Security's tight: '...my humble camera and computer had to be turned on and off, and they asked me to drink from my water bottle...'

28 Jul 2016

WYD welcome ceremony

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Pope Francis in Poland: 2.5hr welcome ceremony at Blonia – Australia features at 1:22.20.

27 Jul 2016

WYD blog - Back to Krakow

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It's an emotional experience as nearly 500,000 people attend the Opening Mass in the city of Divine Mercy.

26 Jul 2016

WYD blog - Sosnowiec

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Time with host families & Mass in 18th century St Catherine’s Church – Archbishop Wilson gave a moving homily about an Auschwitz survivor.

25 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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A joyous walking pilgrimage and beautiful Mass were highlights of Day 3 of Days in the Diocese.

22 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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A special Mass with pilgrims from Argentina, Ecuador, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France was a highlight of Day 2 of Days in the Diocese.

21 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Aussie pilgrims get to experience the Polish way of life at the local level during a stay in the Sosnowiec region.

20 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Today the Aussie pilgrims explore Krakow in readiness for Days in the Diocese which begins tomorrow.

19 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Aussie pilgrims made their way out of the capital to the Franciscan friary founded by St Maximilian Kolbe,

18 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Southern Cross editor Jenny Brinkworth's daily update on the pilgrimage journey from Adelaide to Krakow for World Youth Day 2016.

29 Apr 2016

Kids on climate change

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Climate change and global warming is ... now officially affecting every country and every person on every continent – Rome Reports.