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Cardinal Pell to face trial

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Media and Communications Office
Magistrate Belinda Wallington has announced that Cardinal Pell will stand trial on alleged historic sex offences. While a number of charges, including the most serious against him, were discharged, Ms Wallington deemed that there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed.

PNG earthquake: Caritas response supports recovery

Thursday 19 April 2018


Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground is responding to the impact of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which has killed 150 people and has left, according to the UN, 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid.

Caritas is providing urgent shelter and health support, especially in the form of clean water, sanitation and hygiene support (WASH) as well as trauma counselling. 

Australian nun detained in the Philippines

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Roy Lagarde, CBCP News

Authorities have arrested a 71-year-old Australian Catholic nun and known human rights advocate over allegations that she is an ‘undesirable alien’.

Sr Patricia Fox, superior of the Our Lady of Sion congregation in the Philippines, was met by six personnel of the Bureau of Immigration at their mission house in Quezon City on Monday afternoon. She was taken to the BI intelligence division in Intramuros, Manila, where she was detained.

New ambulance the most vital delivery yet for Uganda maternity hospital

Saturday 14 April 2018

Catholic Mission

It wasn't quite the delivery they are used to, but for Sister Mary Goretti and her small staff at St Luke Health Centre in Bujuni, it is one that will save hundreds of lives.

The maternal health centre, located three hours from Kampala, can finally celebrate the arrival of its long-awaited ambulance, which supporters in Melbourne helped to fund during last year's Catholic Mission Church Appeal.