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Tackling human rights on higher ground

A mother-and-daughter team from the Gold Coast have set themselves a once-in-a-lifetime challenge - to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa - not just for the personal satisfaction but to raise much-needed funds for an organisation supporting homeless teenage girls in Tanzania. Reporter AMY SIMMONS tells their story.

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Papal trip inspires addicts

SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Zenit): Since Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a drug rehabilitation centre last May, hundreds of young addicts have gone there, hoping to find their way back to a dignified life...

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Godless vision will lead to a dead end

VIENNA, Austria (CNS): On a three-day pilgrimage to Austria, Pope Benedict XVI brought a core theme of his pontificate to Central Europe, warning that a drift away from Christian values is leaving society unfulfilled, less charitable and without a real future...

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Ncube resigns

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Zimbabwean Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, the most outspoken critic of the country's leadership who is also facing allegations of adultery...

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Mother Teresa remembered 10 years on

CALCUTTA, India (CNS): It was still dark, almost an hour before sunrise on September 5, but the freshly decorated white marble tomb of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta gleamed as the feast day of the nun began...

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Middle East peace talks progress

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and expressed hope that new diplomatic moves can bring peace in the Middle East...

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Cardinal to resign from Amnesty

EDINBURGH, Scotland (Zenit): As a matter of conscience, and with great sadness, Cardinal Keith O'Brien announced his intention to resign from Amnesty International in protest of the organisation's policy supporting abortion...

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