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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court surrounded by Victorian Police officers

Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court surrounded by Victorian Police officers

Cardinal Pell to plead ‘not guilty’ in abuse case

26/07/2017 16:23

Cardinal George Pell made a brief appearance at an Australian court on Wednesday in a preliminary hearing regarding the accusation of “historical sexual offences”, during which his lawyer said he would plead “not guilty” to the charges leveled against him

From left to right:  Abbot John Herbert, Abbey of New Norcia, Western Australia;  Scholar Nathan Pitt;  Dom Lodovico, Abbot's representative, Abbey of

From left to right: Abbot John Herbert, Abbey of New Norcia, Western Australia; Scholar Nathan Pitt; Dom Lodovico, Abbot's representative, Abbey of St Paul Outside the Walls, Rome; His Eminence Cardinal James Harvey, Archpriest of St Paul Outside the Walls

Australian Indigenous student awarded first Conaci scholarship

06/07/2017 15:05

A 19 year old Aboriginal student from Brisbane has been named as the inaugural Francis Xavier Conaci scholar, an initiative providing educational opportunities for young people from Australia’s Indigenous communities

A farmer with ears of wheat

A farmer with ears of wheat that have suffered from too much moisture

Australia calls for pragmatic approach to poverty and hunger

05/07/2017 15:50

Australia's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was among the world leaders attending the FAO conference in Rome this week, offering some pragmatic solutions to the problem of an increase in the number of hungry people in the world

Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at a the Holy See Press Office

Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at a the Holy See Press Office. The Press Office has released a statement concerning Cardinal Pell's response to charges filed against him in Australia.

Cardinal Pell: I'm totally innocent of these charges

29/06/2017 09:34

At a press conference Thursday morning at the Vatican, Cardinal George Pell, the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, forcefully denied charges of “historical” sexual offences filed against him by Australian police.

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in Micronesia

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016

'Impact of climate change on Pacific is real' - Dame Meg Taylor

18/01/2017 16:51

"The impact of climate change on the Pacific is real. It's not something that's going to happen; it's happening now." That was the assessment offered by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Australia causing refugees 'severe and lasting harm' - HRW

13/01/2017 15:45

In its annual global report, Human Rights Watch described Australia's poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps as "draconian". 

 

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See Melissa Hitchman

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, reflects on Pope Francis' words to the diplomatic corps on Monday January 9th

Australian ambassador praises Pope's words on peace, migration

11/01/2017 16:24

Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See says her government is in “listening mode” and keen to cooperate closely with the Vatican on questions such as disarmament, combatting human trafficking, or promoting child and maternal health