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St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.

Australia's national compensation plan for child sex abuse victims begins

Jul 2, 2018

On Sunday Australia launched a program to compensate the victims of institutional child sex abuse.  Read more

Boats filled with asylum seekers cross the sea towards Australia.

Australian Catholic migrant office slams new asylum seekers law

Dec 10, 2014

The Australian bishops' office for migrants and refugees has termed “unethical” legislation signed into law last week that gives the... Read more

Alison Burt, newly appointed head of the Australian Bishop's Commission for Pastoral Life Australia.

Australian bishops welcome new head of pastoral life commission

Nov 3, 2014

The Australian bishops' conference has welcomed Alison Burt as the new leadership steering the national Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life... Read more

Bishop Peter Comensoli and the relic of St. Francis Xavier's arm.

Relic of St. Francis Xavier arrives in Australia

Sep 18, 2012

A relic of 16th century Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier, has arrived in Australia ahead of a 3-month tour of... Read more