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Church in Australia - Latest News

Feb 26, 2021 - 06:05 am .- Australia’s Catholic bishops on Thursday issued a working document ahead of the first assembly of a landmark plenary council in October.
Feb 18, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- Australia‘s Catholic bishops marked the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in the country this week, calling for continued renewal of Catholic education in the country and the primacy of Catholic identity, while also stressing the importance of adequate funding.
Jan 18, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 70.
Dec 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Australia is celebrating the 10th anniversary this year of the canonization of the country’s first and only saint, St. Mary MacKillop.
Jul 20, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Australian Catholic students have sent an open letter to the country’s bishops ahead of the upcoming Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in the country, urging the bishops to remain committed to the Church’s teaching and reject calls for the ordination of women.
Apr 8, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- The High Court of Australia this week overturned Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse, and despite his release from prison, Pell is likely to face several civil lawsuits from alleged abuse victims and their families.
Apr 8, 2020 - 03:02 pm .- St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne was vandalized overnight Wednesday, hours after Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia's High Court of a sexual abuse conviction and released from prison.
Mar 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Catholic schools in Australia will remain open after pressure from the federal government and the intervention of the Archbishop of Sydney.
Oct 3, 2019 - 11:00 am .- A Catholic bishop in Australia has dismissed media reports that Church leaders are considering a radical overhaul of priestly formation.
Jun 3, 2019 - 11:19 am .- Last week the Australian bishop' conference and Catholic Religious Australia adopted new standards to combat the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the wake of a 2017 report on such abuse in the country's institutions.
Mar 6, 2019 - 11:25 am .- An Australian court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell's application for leave to appeal his conviction of sexual abuse will be heard June 5-6.
Mar 5, 2019 - 03:17 pm .- Robert Richter, Cardinal George Pell's defense lawyer, said Tuesday that he has not quit the prelate's legal team. A Melbourne daily had earlier reported Richter will not be part of the appeals process.
Feb 25, 2019 - 01:51 pm .- Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane is being investigated by his former archdiocese over his alleged handling of information on child sex abuse given him by a woman during a 2006 meeting.
Dec 6, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- A district judge overturned Thursday the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s, saying there was reasonable doubt a crime had been committed.
Oct 2, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- Catholic priests in the Australian state of Tasmania could face jail time if they fail to report sexual abuse disclosed during the sacrament of confession, ABC news (Australia) has reported.
Aug 31, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Australian bishops have accepted the vast majority of recommendations made after a five-year investigation into sexual abuse in the country.
Aug 18, 2018 - 04:09 pm .- The Christian Brothers have reached a settlement with a dying 74-year-old Australian man for physical and sexual abuse he suffered in their orphanages as a child in the 1950s and 1960s.
Jul 2, 2018 - 11:32 am .- On Sunday Australia launched a program to compensate the victims of institutional child sex abuse.
Dec 10, 2014 - 04:06 am .- The Australian bishops' office for migrants and refugees has termed “unethical” legislation signed into law last week that gives the national government unprecedented powers to deal toughly with asylum seekers.
Nov 3, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Australian bishops' conference has welcomed Alison Burt as the new leadership steering the national Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life in their nation.

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