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Most Rev Brian Mascord ordained as the fifth Bishop of Wollongong

Friday 23 February 2018

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

In one of the largest Catholic episcopal ordinations in Australian history, a ‘full-house’ of some 4,500 guests, including the Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, His Excellency Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, witnessed the ordination of Most Rev Brian Mascord as the fifth Bishop of Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Media and Communications Office
As of this week, Australia’s the Hon Neville Owen is one of the most important people in the church in the area of child safety. Last Saturday, Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Among them was the Hon. Justice Neville Owen, Australian chair of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Wealth of culture and experience inform Catholic Religious Education summit

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Australian Catholic University  
Malta’s cultural and religious richness was the stage for the recent inaugural International Conference of Catholic Religious Education.

Associate Professor Michael Buchanan (Australian Catholic University, ACU) and Associate Professor Adrian Mario Gellel (University of Malta) brought together more than 100 scholars and teachers from around the globe for the convocation.

#metoo and the Church

Monday 19 February 2018

David Halliday, Media and Communications Office
It was a Sunday in October last year when actress Alyssa Milano launched a global movement. ‘If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet,’ she wrote. Even Milano could not have predicted the tsunami of responses. Within eight days, the #Metoo hashtag was tweeted 1.7 million times across 85 countries. 

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