Hart on death row mercy, Julie Bishop protesters, new cardinals

Protesters in Perth

Archbishop Hart's letter to Indonesia, Pope's message to new cardinals, woman bishop, March for Life USA, Philippines peace tested, Lenten message, balloons replace doves at St Peters, Australia Day week, Pope's surprise.


Archbishop Hart's letters to Indonesia seeking clemency for Australians on death row (Archdiocese of Melbourne)

Mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (Sisters of St Joseph)

Church leaders given spent convictions after children in detention protest at Julie Bishop's electorate (ABC)

Jesuit Social Services Chair to help combat family violence (Province Express)

Thousands Celebrate Australia Day at St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney Archdiocese)

Queensland Catholics in Australia Day honours (The Catholic Leader)

Missionary Sisters of Service book launched (Archdiocese of Hobart)

The World:

Pope Francis warns against ‘globalisation of indifference’ in Lenten Message (The Catholic Herald)

Catholic archbishop responds to first woman bishop in Church of England (Vatican Radio)

Catholics join in marking 70th anniversary of Auchwitz liberation (The Catholic Leader

70th Anniversary liberation Auschwitz held amid controversy (Vatican Radio)

Pope tells new cardinals to be humble, shun parties (Reuters)

Philippines Catholic Bishops condemn violence (AP/ABC News)

Pope Francis surprised by misunderstanding of his words on family (CNA)

Balloons Replace Doves as the Vatican Symbol of Peace (TIME)

March for Life USA: every life is a gift (Vatican Radio)

It’s up to young people to ‘end the scourge of abortion,’ says speaker (The Catholic Weekly)

PHOTO: A rally protesting the arrest of the church leaders was held outside the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday / ABC News: Graeme Powell

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