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Participants in the Church in Australia's Plenary Council in Sydney, July 9, 2022.

As Catholic Church in Australia ends plenary council, members hope for lasting impact

Jul 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic Church in Australia has concluded its Fifth Plenary Council. After months of debate and discussion on Church governance... Read more

Opening Mass for Fifth Plenary Council of Australia in Perth on Oct. 3, 2021

Australian bishops begin nine-month Plenary Council

Oct 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia kicked off Sunday with an opening Mass in Perth to begin its first assembly... Read more

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Australia’s Catholic bishops issue plenary council working document

Feb 26, 2021

Australia’s Catholic bishops on Thursday issued a working document ahead of the first assembly of a landmark plenary council in October.  Read more

City skyline in Sydney, Australia.

Australian Catholic students urge bishops to 'reject unambiguously' women's ordination

Jul 20, 2020

Australian Catholic students have sent an open letter to the country’s bishops ahead of the upcoming Fifth Plenary Council of... Read more