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Studying the world’s best

Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Mike Byrne has returned from an overseas education study tour, reporter AMY SIMMONS spoke to him about his experiences.

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Padre Pio’s body to be exhumed

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS): The body of St Padre Pio will be exhumed, studied and displayed for public veneration from mid-April to late September, said the archbishop who oversees the shrine where the saint is buried...

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Kenyan bishop praises relief

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) A Kenyan bishop said his appeals for humanitarian assistance for the Diocese of Eldoret have been met quickly following the violence sparked by the country's disputed Dec...

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Global stability in a fragile state

In a wide-ranging address to foreign diplomats at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI has given his views on the most serious armed conflicts and social issues of today. JOHN THAVIS reports on the address.

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Plea for peace in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS): Following days of violence and death after the announcement of disputed election results, Kenya's Catholic bishops appealed to political leaders to make every effort to engage in dialogue to resolve the crisis...

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Tackling the death penalty

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) launched its latest paper - Confronting the Death Penalty: People, politics and principle - in Brisbane on December 20. PETER BUGDEN gives an account of what's in this paper.

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Family must come first: Pope urges

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Anything that threatens the traditional family threatens peace, because the family "is the first and indispensable teacher of peace", Pope Benedict XVI said...

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Prelate pleads for equality

GENEVA (CNS): Governments, faith communities and individuals should strive to promote freedom, equality and social justice while respecting the world's different cultures and religions, a Vatican official said...

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