22 Apr 2018

Historic meeting

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Catholics called to pray for peace as inter-Korean summit looms.

09 Apr 2018

Attack in Syria


Pope condemns deadly chemical attack in Syria.

19 Oct 2017

Pope grieves for Somalia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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