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12 June 2020

Parish profiles available to help communities set pastoral priorities

Profiles of almost 1300 Catholic parishes across Australia have just been published, offering insights that those parishes have been encouraged to use in their pastoral planning processes.

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08 June 2020

Church denounces malicious emails claiming to be from Catholic sources

The Catholic Church has denounced a number of malicious emails being sent to random recipients claiming to be from Catholic parishes, dioceses and other organisations.

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31 May 2020

Discernment Papers help sharpen focus for Plenary Council

The release of six discernment papers for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia signify the latest milestone as the Church considers its present circumstances and discerns its future.

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Plenary Council date change
21 May 2020

Plenary Council Assemblies set for 2021 and 2022

The two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will now take place in October 2021 and April 2022, following the disruption of the original schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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15 May 2020

Bishops to entrust Australia to Mary Help of Christians

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week.

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06 April 2020

First Assembly of Plenary Council Postponed

In response to the dramatic changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the bishops of Australia have made the “difficult, but necessary” decision to postpone the first assembly of the Plenary Council.

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19 March 2020

Bishop Patrick O’Regan named Archbishop of Adelaide

Pope Francis has this evening appointed Bishop Patrick O’Regan, currently Bishop of the Diocese of Sale in Victoria, as the 12th Archbishop of Adelaide.

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St Thérèse of Lisieux arrives in Sydney 2020
31 January 2020

St Thérèse arrives in Sydney and fundraising directed to bushfire appeal

The Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, which will visit the Diocese in April, arrived in Sydney last Thursday morning and were safely received by representatives from InvoCare and their subsidiary, WN Bull Funerals.

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