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Sri Lanka working to rebuild

Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Australia Thisara Samarasinghe was recently in Brisbane to speak to various audiences about his country's progress towards peace and reconciliation in the wake of more than 25 years of civil war. The State Government and members of Brisbane's Sri Lankan community, including Catholics, hosted the high commissioner.

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Extremists’ success in Egypt sparks fear

EGYPT (ACN News): Catholic leaders in Egypt have expressed alarm after Islamist groups achieved shock success in the first round of parliamentary elections, polling more than 65 per cent of the vote.

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Dozen killed in Congo election violence

KINSHASA, Congo (CNS): Catholic officials called for calm after a tense day of polling in which violent incidents claimed the lives of nearly a dozen people during Congo's presidential and legislative elections.

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WYD is changing the world

Two Australian bishops who accompanied pilgrims to World Youth Day 2011 in Spain reflect on the blessings and challenges of the event as they speak with PAUL DOBBYN

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Pope gives message of hope

COTONOU, Benin (CNS): On a three-day visit to Benin, Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to witness the hope of the Gospel in their daily lives and make the Church a model of reconciliation for the entire continent.

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