Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults IMAGE Church

Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults

April 02, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis has approved a new law to make it compulsory to report sexual abuse allegations in the Vatican and its diplomatic missions around the world. The safeguarding guidelines for the Vatican and Roman Curia aim to protect minors and vulnerable adults.

What does the Annual Good Friday Collection achieve?  IMAGE Church

What does the Annual Good Friday Collection achieve?

March 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Every year at each Good Friday service across the world, a collection is taken for the Holy Land Commissariat. This collection supports Christians in the Holy Land and provides upkeep of the sacred places.

Pope Francis' new exhortation presented at the Holy House of Loreto IMAGE Church

Pope Francis' new exhortation presented at the Holy House of Loreto

March 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis signed his apostolic exhortation titled Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra, (Christ, Our Hope, Lives) on 25 March.  This is a post-synodal exhortation following the Synod on Young People, faith, and vocational discernment held in October 2018.

Pope appoints Canadian new head of Personal Ordinariate in Australia IMAGE Church

Pope appoints Canadian new head of Personal Ordinariate in Australia

March 27, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Pope Francis has appointed Canadian priest Fr Carl Reid the second Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross – a role he will take up in August.

Pope Francis to open secret archive on World War II-era Pope Pius XII IMAGE Church

Pope Francis to open secret archive on World War II-era Pope Pius XII

March 05, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Proclaiming the Church “isn’t afraid of history”, Pope Francis says he will open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, a historic decision Jewish groups have sought for decades.

Pope’s Lenten message calls for generosity IMAGE Church

Pope’s Lenten message calls for generosity

March 05, 2019 Todd Dagwell

In his message for Lent, Pope Francis implores us to leave behind selfishness and share our spiritual and material goods with our brothers and sisters.

Pope to publish papal document on youth synod IMAGE Church

Pope to publish papal document on youth synod

February 28, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Pope Francis will soon publish a post-synodal exhortation on last October’s Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference IMAGE Church

Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

February 26, 2019 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on historical child sexual abuse charges has shocked many across Australia and around the world, including the Catholic Bishops of Australia.