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Australian Church releases working document for Plenary Council

A national Church event, the Plenary Council is being held in two phases. The First Assembly is scheduled for Oct. 2-10 in Adelaide and the Second is in July next year.

Covid-19: Vaccination and border controls under spotlight

France and Germany are stepping up controls at their common border, while the Bishops of Ireland call on people in the country to join the vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

Myanmar: Rival protest groups clash as pressure grows to resolve crisis

Supporters of Myanmar’s military attack anti-coup protesters in Yangon, as international pressure grows to find an end to the crisis.

US Bishops: Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and threatens unborn life

In a letter to Congress, several committee chairmen of the US Bishops’ Conference have expressed their opposition to proposed legislation, warning that it poses legal and social threats to citizens.

Gospel Truth: Second Sunday of Lent, 28 February

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of Saint Mark 9:2-10 for the Second Sunday of Lent.

Brazil: Churches open their doors to thousands displaced by floods

Churches open their doors in Brazil's western Amazon region after days of flooding cause the displacement of thousands of families.

COMECE calls on European Parliament to protect all life

European Bishops have emphasized the importance of the protection of care of all life in a letter to the President of the European Parliament in the wake of a recent resolution on abortion in Poland.

Faith shines bright amid the darkness in Myanmar

As protests against the military coup continue in Myanmar, women religious accompany their people in the “fighting and protesting to end military dictatorship, to get justice and peace”.

Interests and colonial legacy fuelling violence in DRC

Pope Francis has joined his voice to those of the many leaders expressing shock and condolences for the brutal killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, together with an Italian police officer and their Congolese driver.

Holy See calls for easing of intellectual property barriers for Covid-19 vaccines

The Holy See is calling for the easing of restrictions imposed by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), in order to allow speedy and maximum access to Covid-19 vaccines.