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  • Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne and leaders from several Christian denominations joined together to sign a letter protesting the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill being discussed in the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria. They said that euthanasia and assisted suicide “represent the abandonment of those who are in greatest need of our care and support.”

  • Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

    Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

    • Oct 9, 2017

    Australian Church leaders met with Vatican officials last week about a number of topics, including the ongoing investigations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the relationship between the Church and society as a whole, the re-establishment of trust following the abuse crisis, and a call for greater participation of laypersons in decision-making roles in the Church in Australia.

  • In fight against sex abuse, Australian archbishop sees progress, challenges

    In fight against sex abuse, Australian archbishop sees progress, challenges

    • Sep 19, 2017

    Over the years, Australia’s sexual abuse crisis has been one of the most infamous within the Church. A recent report from the Australian Royal Commission found that seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia serving between 1950-2009 have been accused of child sex crimes. Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church still has “a long way to go.”

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