Canberra businessman Mirko Milic at the 2021 Vinnies CEO sleepout (Thomas Lucraft/RiotACT)

When Mirko Milic discovered two of his staff members were sleeping in their vans, it drove home how "invisible" Canberra’s homeless problem really is. Source: RiotACT.

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Notre Dame University

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The Archdiocese of Brisbane is examining its supply chains in the fight against slavery. (Anti-Slavery Australia website, screenshot)

The Brisbane Archdiocese is one of more than 30 Catholic entities across Australia to produce landmark statements on efforts to curb modern slavery. Source: Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis has called on the faithful to celebrate the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (ACBC)

Catholic ministries are being encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate the inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be commemorated on July 25. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Queensland

Queensland doctors have backed a push by churches to enshrine their right to refuse access to voluntary assisted dying at faith-based hospitals and aged care homes. Source: The Australian

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Protesters pictured looting in South Africa since the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma (Ch 9 screenshot)

The bishops of South Africa are calling for an end to violence and have condemned looting after a surge in unrest in the country. Source: Vatican News.

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Human Rights Commissioner Rosalind Croucher (Australian Human Rights Commission website)

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has raised the alarm over the lack of safeguards to prevent the arbitrary detention of detainees in immigration centres. Source: SBS News.

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo (Alan Holdren/CNA)

Catholic leaders have written to the president of Sri Lanka, criticising the “lethargic pace” of a government inquiry into coordinated terrorist attacks on churches that took place on Easter Sunday 2019. Source: Catholic News Agency.

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Raelene Reid is now fully vaccinated (Anthony Scully/ABC News)

Disability advocates are alarmed at the idea Australia needs to "learn to live with COVID", saying that could mean a life of isolation and even death for many people with disability. Source: ABC News.

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Pope Francis greets police officers after being discharged from hospital (CNS/Cristiano Corvino, Reuters TV screengrab)

Pope Francis has been released from Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, 10 days after undergoing intestinal surgery. Source: Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Mass-market giving dropped during the pandemic, but corporate philanthropy remained strong (Bigstock)

Cancelled events and pandemic-induced economic hardship meant charitable giving levels dropped to record lows in 2020. But new data suggests the worst might now be over. Source: ProBono News.

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Pope Francis will make a short visit to Scotland in November (Bigstock)

Pope Francis will visit Scotland in November, a spokesperson for the country’s bishops’ conference has confirmed, and is expected to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Source: Catholic News Agency.

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Marist Learning Zone students thrive in a caring environment with a strength-based approach (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta via Catholic Outlook)

A collaboration between Marist Brothers Australia and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, Marist Learning Zone is supporting young people struggling to stay connected with their schooling. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Jennifer Rumbel is conducting research that seeks to address the lack of Indigenous voices in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese’s history. (mnnewstoday)

Kamilaroi woman Jennifer Rumbel is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Maitland-Newcastle Diocese to join a research project to address the lack of Indigenous voices in the Diocese’s history. Source: mnnews.today.

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Cabrini Health

The founders of Australia’s first female-only mental health hospital say women are avoiding treatment because they feel unsafe in mental health wards housing both genders. Source: The Age.

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Fr Anthony William Peter Caruana has been found guilty of 25 charges of indecent and sexual assault against 12 boys in the 1980s. (Bigstock)

A Catholic priest has been found guilty of 25 charges of indecent and sexual assault against 12 boys in a NSW Southern Highlands boarding school in the 1980s. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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The Albany Entertainment Centre, where Australian Christian Lobby head Martin Isles had hoped to speak (Bigstock)

A West Australian government policy of refusing to lease its venues to groups with alternative views to the government has scuppered plans for appearances in the state by the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. Source: The Australian.

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The federal government COVID-19 assistance package would apply from the fourth week of a lockdown (Bigstock)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an increase to the emergency disaster payment for people who have lost work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: ABC News.

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A UN report estimated around 118 million more people faced hunger in 2020 than in 2019. Pictured are workers at a food distribution centre in Yemen. (CNS/Khaled Abdullah, Reuters)

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered one of the biggest increases in world hunger in decades, a United Nations report has found. Source: AFP/SBS News.

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