Pope in Asia, Australia Day, women in Church

Francis in Manila

Manus Island strife, Irish marriage debate, Franciscans on Davos, Cameron on right to offend, support for Iraqi priests, hopes for Papal visit to Cuba, west "pushes" sex agenda,  Adelaide symposium on euthanasia.

The World:

John Allen: Francis defies pigeonholing during trip to Asia (The Boston Globe)

Iraq: Support for 31 priests expelled from Mosul (Archdiocese of Melbourne)

Irish Catholic group calls for Yes vote to same-sex marriage (The Irish Times)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity highlights role of women in Churches (Vatican Radio)

Franciscans say role of economics is to serve humanity (Vatican Radio)

Christianity and free speech: Mothers, punches and turning cheeks (The Economist)

At least 45 churches destroyed in Niger, in protests over Charlie Hebdo cartoons (Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese)

'Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for' (CNA)

Kids in poor countries suffer when West pushes sex agenda, Pope says (CNA)

Filipino bishop: Pope's 'rabbit' remark misunderstood (Philippines Star)

Imelda Marcos appears among the pilgrims (Vatican Insider)

UK's Cameron defends free speech 'right to cause offense about someone's religion' (Reuters)


Prayers for charity, understanding in a land with golden soil and wealth for toil (The Catholic Weekly)

Call to shut down Manus Detention Centre (The Catholic Leader)

Adelaide symposium on Euthanasia (The Catholic Leader)

Consultations for Family Synod 2015 (Archdiocese of Hobart)


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