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10 Secrets of the Vatican: Did you know these facts about Vatican City?

May 28, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Vatican City is a city-state within the city of Rome, Italy. It is home to both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and is a veritable monument to Catholicism's influence on architecture. It is where you will find the Vatican museums which house a number of ancient Roman sculptures including “Laocoon and His Sons”.

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Pope Francis sends blessings as Plenary Council process begins

May 21, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Catholic Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020.

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Pope Francis' concern for young people

May 17, 2018 Britten Thompson

Speaking at the Diocese of Rome earlier this week, Pope Francis expressed his concern for young people living in the virtual world, whose “reality is that (and) not human contact.”

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Catholicism takes centre stage at this year’s Met Gala

May 08, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

The annual Met Gala, which is often called ‘fashion’s biggest night of the year,’  and which has been described as the Oscars of the fashion world, has turned to the Catholic Church for its inspiration.

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The Catholic faithful and climate change: faithful choices for a flourishing world

May 08, 2018 Britten Thompson

The the Australian chapter of the  global Living the Change campaign - to mitigate the human impact on climate change - was recently launched at a gathering of the multi-faith network, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).

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Pope Francis invites religious leaders to pray for peace

May 07, 2018 Britten Thompson

In recent months, Pope Francis has been outspoken about ongoing conflict in Syria and the Middle East. After a chemical weapons attack on Syria, the Pope released a statement condemning the attacks. Now, Pope Francis is inviting leaders from all denominations in the Middle East to pray with him in Italy for peace in the Middle East.

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People turn to Catholic media for an alternative perspective

May 07, 2018 Britten Thompson

The results of last year’s Catholic Media User Survey are in and with more than 1,000 responses, the survey shows people are turning to Catholic media for a refreshingly alternative perspective on events. In many cases, respondents also said Catholic media plays a pivotal role in the development of their faith.

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May the fourth be with you on the day to celebrate Star Wars

May 04, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

As most of us know, the Star Wars franchise depicts the adventures of characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” and has amassed such a huge and devout following, it is often likened to a religion. It turns out, the feverence of Star Wars fans isn’t the only commonality between Star Wars and Catholicism.