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Pope Francis delivered a blunt wake-up call to Europe in his address to the EU Parliament this week. Here is the full text of his message of admonishment, hope and encouragement. (28/11/2014)
STRASBOURG, France — History's first pope from outside the West traveled to the heart of secular Europe Tuesday and delivered a sharp wake-up call, warning European leaders that the continent risks irrelevance if it doesn't recover its founding values, drawing in part on its Christian legacy. (25/11/2014)
DURING his visit to Melbourne last August, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, encouraged Filipino Melbournians to be the face of God and the hope of others, stressing that their active faith is the gift of the Philippine Church to the Church of Melbourne and of Australia. (18/11/2014)
Pope Francis approved lifting the ban, also doing away with the provision that, in exceptional cases, Eastern Catholic bishops in the diaspora could receive Vatican approval to ordain married men. In recent years, however, some Eastern Catholic bishops went ahead with such ordinations discreetly without Vatican approval. (17/11/2014)
US bloggers and "culture warriors" – even the now-former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Burke – have publicly laid into Pope Francis in the media, criticising the calling and content of last month's Extraordinary Synod on the Family. (13/11/2014)
The new Archbishop was met by an honour guard last night as he entered St Mary's Cathedral, took prayer before the Blessed Sacrament then took his seat in a three-part ceremony confirming his appointment, reports The SMH. (12/11/2014)
The Papal Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has been appointed as the Pope's foreign minister, the third highest position in the Vatican, following the removal of Cardinal Burke from head of the Vatican's Supreme Court. (10/11/2014)