The lingering question over the adequacy of religious protection laws in Australia will remain unanswered until at least this May after Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared it would be a significant issue at the next federal election.
A group of Chilean bishops - who Pope Francis accused last year of destroying evidence and covering up child sex abuse - visited Rome this week in an attempt to repair the damage.
Pope Francis has vowed to refocus his efforts in 2019 on improving Christian-Muslim relations.
Pope Francis has declared paedophilia to be one of the “vilest” crimes as he renewed a pledge to rid the Catholic Church of paedophile priests.
A Mass will be held at 10am tomorrow (Thursday 10 January) at Our Lady’s Home in Coogee to mark the 98th anniversary of the death of Eileen Rosaline O’Connor, the co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor. Eileen O’Connor was recently recognised as a Servant of God by the Holy See.
In a reading for Mass 20 December, Pope Francis devoted his homily to a reading from the Gospel according to Luke.