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Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Vatican opens canonical investigation into Australian bishop

Sep 26, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican has appointed Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane to oversee an investigation into former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Via Shutterstock

Father’s civil claim against Cardinal Pell and Australian archdiocese to go forward

Aug 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

An Australian court ruled that a man can sue the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Cardinal George Pell for nervous shock... Read more

The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Civil claim brought against Cardinal Pell and Australian Archdiocese

Jul 14, 2022

By AC Wimmer

An Australian court on Thursday heard from the lawyer representing a man seeking legal action against the Catholic Church and... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Perth, Australia.

Australia’s Catholic bishops elect new leader

May 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth is the first member of a religious order to lead Australia’s bishops’ conference. 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

Blessed Carlo Acutis, left, and Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia.

Catholic school named for Blessed Carlo Acutis will have ‘the Eucharist at its heart’

Sep 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

It will be the first K-12 Catholic school named after the young blessed. Read more