The report said nearly 8,000 rough sleepers helped as a response to the pandemic had left emergency accommodation by September 30 last year (Bigstock)

A “remarkable” number of homeless people were placed in emergency accommodation at the height of the pandemic but only a third of rough sleepers were later moved into long-term housing, a new report finds. Source: The Guardian.

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An aerial view ofJapan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (CNS/Kyodo, Reuters)

The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticised the Japanese Government’s plans to release into the sea millions of litres of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis said prayer inclines people toward an “overabundant love”.(Bigstock)

Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, and is a reminder that God is near, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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The Wolves in Action group (The Southern Cross)

With its bright green walls and yellow sunflowers, the Wolf Den in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood is home to a group of young Catholics committed to their faith formation. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Cardinal George Pell (CNS/Paul Haring)

Some of Australia’s leading media companies have apologised after pleading guilty to contempt of court over the way they first reported Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sexual abuse charges. Source: The Age.

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The largest mental health study undertaken in Australia will measure how the pandemic and bushfires affected people and provide a new baseline for government mental health policies. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Rupertswood mansion at Salesian College, Sunbury (Wikipedia/Timwether)

Two Catholic schools in Melbourne’s northwest were closed yesterday as a “precautionary measure” after a number of COVID cases emerged at a hotel quarantine hotel. Source: 7news.com.au

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French nun Sr Andre is interviewed following her recovery from COVID 19 (ABC News)

Whether it was the power of her prayers or her T-cells that did it, 117-year-old French nun Sr André has survived COVID-19. Source: ABC News.

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Members of the South Sudanese choir during the Mass for the Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita in Sydney on Monday (Parramatta Diocese)

Catholics engaged in the fight against modern slavery joined members of western Sydney’s South Sudanese community for a special Mass to honour St Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of slavery victims. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Don Barrett (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane Catholic Don Barrett has taught Latin for more than half a century and says the best part about learning the language of the Romans is how it improves your English. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The annual Mapping Social Cohesion report measures Australian attitudes on issues including immigration and multiculturalism (Bigstock)

There is a “substantial negative sentiment” towards Australians of African, Asian and Middle Eastern heritage, according to new research that’s prompted calls for a national anti-racism strategy. Source: Pro Bono News.

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An elderly woman crosses a square to receive a free lunch from the municipal social services in Athens, Greece, December 2020 (CNS/Costas Baltas, Reuters)

A new attitude and approach toward the elderly are needed in today’s world, especially when they become more fragile, the Pontifical Academy for Life said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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The $150 coronavirus supplement is due to expire at the end of March (Bigstock)

Some of Australia’s poorest electorates could lose as much as $3 million a fortnight in economic support if the coronavirus welfare supplement ends, new analysis reveals. Source: The Guardian.

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The Sydney Statement identifies principles for a harmonious multi-religious society (Supplied)

A coalition of young adults from different religions yesterday released an interfaith charter for “building bridges” between people of faith. Source: Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations.

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Caritas India has encouraged social distancing at handpumps and other public facilities (Caritas India)

Caritas India has been recognised for its efforts to help vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Caritas Australia.

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Catholic Religious Australia has urged the Morrison Government to consider revisions to its Fair Work Amendment Bill 2020, which CRA says will leave some workers vulnerable and their rights compromised.

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The Church today marks World Day of the Sick (Bigstock)

Catholic Health Australia says it’s more vital than ever to heed the central message of World Day of the Sick and deliver “trust-based care” during the pandemic.

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The microphone used by Pope Pius XI in 1931 to inaugurate Vatican Radio (Vatican Media)

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the directors of Vatican Radio announced the creation of a new website and a 24-hour web radio. Source: Vatican News.

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