The latest from the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his weekly general audience

Photo: St Peter's Square, May 28, 2014. Copyright Giulio Napolitano. Shutterstock Image ID 195361532


Who is Jesus?

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."

Photo: Shutterstock Image ID: 198634943. Copyright Africa Studio

Under the altar 3

'Suffer the little children'

The eternal, catholic, Church, based on the parishes 

Photo: Littlies under the altar in St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Copyright CathNews

St Peters at Christmas

St Peter's Square at Christmas

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  • Ethics
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  • Asylum-seekers
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  • Friendship
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  • Saints
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  • Papal Visit
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  • Media
    Time is running out for you to take part in the first Australian Catholic Media User Survey, the ACBC Media Blog reports. ...
  • Child Abuse
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