Ethiopians who fled the fighting in the Tigray region prepare to board trucks on the Sudan-Ethiopia border (CNS/Reuters, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Pope Francis renewed his call for peace in Ethiopia after a violent conflict in the country’s northern Tigray region left hundreds dead and forced thousands more to flee. Source: Crux.

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Cardinal John Dew and Sr Margaret Anne Mills (Facebook/Cardinal John Dew and Sisters of Compassion)

The Church in New Zealand is determined to listen, learn and reflect on the evidence of survivors given to the first faith-based redress hearings of the country's Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. Source: NZCBC.

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The social media campaign aims to encourage young people to reach out to their grandparents and older people (CNS/Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life)

One present young people should ask for this Christmas is words of wisdom from older people they know, a Vatican dicastery has suggested. Source: CNS.

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The Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn Women’s Taskforce met online for a reflection day (Catholic Voice)

The Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn Women’s Taskforce is celebrating one year of providing opportunities for connection, faith formation and enhanced participation for women in the Church. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Bishop-Elect Michael Odiwa (The Southern Cross)

Pope Francis has appointed Adelaide parish priest Fr Michael Odiwa to be the next bishop of Homa Bay in western Kenya. Source: The Southern Cross.

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The CFAA launch event (Wollongong Diocese)

Catholic organisations in Wollongong Diocese have been recognised alongside other Christian denominations for their significant contribution to more than $9.7 million in “social impact value” across the Illawarra each year.

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Nothing is more important than experiencing the grace and beauty of the Holy Spirit of the Risen Christ. Yet talk of the Spirit – the Giver of life – in our culture can sound strange, writes Br Mark O’Connor FMS. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. (Parramatta Diocese)

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has called for an end to the “deplorable” situation facing refugees and asylum-seekers in the heart of Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The aged care royal commission recommended aged care centres have trained infection control officers as a condition of accreditation (Bigstock)

Infection control, mental health and allied health in aged care will get a $132 million boost from the Morrison Government in response to the aged care royal commission’s special report on COVID-19. Source: The Guardian.

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1130holo The opening of Adelaide’s new Holocaust museum in Mary MacKillop Plaza (The Southern Cross/Peter Mundy)

Adelaide’s new Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre has opened in Adelaide Archdiocese’s historic Fennescey House. Source: The Southern Cross.

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The Swiss court’s decision has been hailed by a senior source in Rome as a potential ‘nuclear bomb’ (CNA/Bohumil Petrik)

Vatican investigators have been given the green light to examine the secretive network of Swiss funds and accounts managed for the Holy See by its long-time investment manager, Enrico Crasso. Source: The Australian.

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A socially-distanced Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in July (Sydney Archdiocese/Facebook-Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP)

The leaders of major faith groups in New South Wales have come together to ask the state Government to ease restrictions on religious ceremonies. Source: Daily Telegraph.

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Columba Catholic College students Tegan and Colby with the irrigation system (Townsville Catholic Education)

An automatic irrigation system developed by year 8 students from a Townsville Catholic school has been short-listed for the finals of a national competition. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

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The final vote on the legislation is expected next year (Bigstock)

Debate on euthanasia will commence in Tasmania’s lower house this week, with one MP strongly voicing his opposition to “physician-assisted suicide”. Source: The Mercury.

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Bishop Christopher Saunders and Msgr Paul Boyers (ACBC/Facebook/PaulBoyers)

Pope Francis has appointed Broome vicar general Msgr Paul Boyers the apostolic administrator of the northern Western Australian diocese, the Holy See announced on Saturday evening. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The writ has been filed in the Victorian Supreme Court (Victorian Government website)

Pope Francis has been named as a defendant in a Victorian Supreme Court damages claim by three Aboriginal men who say they were sexually assaulted as young boys by paedophile priest Michael Glennon. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis at the consistory to create 13 new cardinals at St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis elevated 13 prelates from around the world to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, telling them their new title is not a career advancement, but an invitation to follow the path of Jesus. Source: Crux.

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The Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association has launched a new online portal that aims to support the health and wellbeing of its members.

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