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The Prime Minister has declared this Thursday, August 7, to be a National Day of Mourning for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and has arranged for a National Memorial Service to take place at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.
The National Memorial Service, at 10.30am, is interdenominational and members of the public are invited to attend. (04/08/2014)
The former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, has died at the age of 90, after years of ill-health. Cardinal Clancy passed away early yesterday at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home at Randwick, reports AAP in The Australian. (03/08/2014)
Pope Francis wants to reform the papacy to allow greater unity between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a newly appointed senior adviser has claimed. (01/08/2014)
The Vatican has called for the faithful to be more restrained when offering the sign of peace during Mass. (01/08/2014)
Earlier this year, Pope Francis met with an old acquaintance named Tony Palmer. Palmer, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident last week, was a South African who lived in England. Married to a Catholic Italian, Palmer met the pope when he was a missionary in Argentina.
Dr Helen Bond, Director of the Centre for Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh, busts some myths about St Paul, while in a BBC documentary, the actor behind Hercule Poirot applies his 'little grey cells' to the Paul enigma. (25/07/2014)
Anthony Gooley, Bite Size Vatican II: A Very Basic Guide to the Council and Its Four Constitutions. St Paul's Publications: Strathfield. 2014 $24.95
Bite Size Vatican II presents the teachings of the Council in small compact measures which makes both reading and understanding the teachings achievable. (14/07/2014)