The latest from the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his weekly general audience

Photo: St Peter's Square, May 28, 2014. Copyright Giulio Napolitano. Shutterstock Image ID 195361532


Who is Jesus?

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."

Photo: Shutterstock Image ID: 198634943. Copyright Africa Studio

Under the altar 3

'Suffer the little children'

The eternal, catholic, Church, based on the parishes 

Photo: Littlies under the altar in St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Copyright CathNews

St Peters at Christmas

St Peter's Square at Christmas

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  • Indigenous
    Australia’s bishops have called for greater collaboration to stem the tide of the terrible loss of life through suicide among not only the Indigenous community, but throughout the wider Australian ...
  • Euthanasia
    Pro-life supporters held a candlelight vigil outside Victoria’s Parliament House last night as the state’s euthanasia scheme becomes legal today. Source: The Australian. ...
  • Mission
    Tasmania’s new director of Catholic Mission wants to help parishes focus on mission, as he works towards bringing the Pope’s Extraordinary Missionary Month to life in the state. Source: Hobart ...
  • Education
    Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed increased education funding in the NSW Budget but said programs to address disadvantage should be provided to all students who need them, not just those ...
  • Youth
    Young Catholics felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for last year’s youth Synod, and they will do what they can to make sure their voices continue to ...
  • Refugees
    Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario has called on Australians and the international community to take action in support of Rohingyas who have escaped Myanmar for Bangladesh. Source: Caritas Australia. ...
  • Environment
    Representatives of several Christian churches are urging the faithful to see September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change. Source: Crux. ...
  • Canada
    A new law in Quebec, Canada, prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers. Source: The ...