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Australian Catholic leaders back ‘pontifical secret’ clarification

Wednesday 18 December 2019

ACBC 
 
The presidents of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have welcomed Pope Francis’ decision to remove the application of the pontifical secret in all cases of child sexual abuse, noting that its existence hasn’t stopped Catholic leaders from reporting abuse to civil authorities in Australia.

The Voice from Assisi enchants audience

Friday 10 December 2019

Communications Office
 
Friar Alessandro sang to a filled St Patrick’s on Saturday night enchanting the audience with a journey through the Advent story in Carols, Scripture, prayer and musical reflections. Born Alessandro Brustenghi, the Franciscan friar, now 41, has sung on stages and in Cathedrals throughout the world and is in Melbourne filling St Patrick’s with sublime music while promoting his fourth album. 
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