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Bishops to release formal Royal Commission response this month

Posted August 10, 2018
    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today agreed that it will release its formal response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by the end of the month. It will also release the four volumes of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council’s final report. “After two productive days of… View Article

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Comensoli to Melbourne Archdiocese

Posted July 1, 2018
Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Broken Bay, , as the new Archbishop of Melbourne, with effect from August 1, when he will be installed in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Archbishop-elect Comensoli was ordained priest for the Diocese of Wollongong and served as Auxiliary Bishop and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Sydney before being… View Article

Adelaide priest Fr Charles Gauci named Bishop of Darwin

Posted June 28, 2018
Pope Francis has this evening appointed Fr Charles Gauci, currently administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide, the seventh Bishop of Darwin. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge welcomed the appointment of a man who is known for his deep spirituality and real commitment to evangelisation. “Fr Charles has ministered to people… View Article

Catholic Church has begun work on Royal Commission recommendations – AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE

Posted June 14, 2018
Statement from Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomes the Turnbull Government’s response today to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including measures to standardise approaches to child safety and research to help prevent child sexual abuse in the future. The Catholic Church has… View Article

St. Paul’s Church at Glenreagh Destroyed by Fire

Posted June 1, 2018
Police are investigating a suspicious church fire at Glenreagh on Sunday morning 27th May. Fire fighters arrived just after 5am to find the St Paul’s Catholic Church in Boundary Street fully engulfed in flames. Glenreagh Rural Fire Service were assisted by Hazmat and Fire And Rescue NSW crews from Coffs Harbour. A crime scene was… View Article