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Catholic and Greek Orthodox leaders fear for rising religious tensions over Hagia Sophia mosque

WITH Friday Islamic prayers to be recited in Hagia Sophia for the first time in 85 years, Christian leaders around the world have expressed deep regret at Turkey’s decision to change the status of the famous place of worship. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Archbishop Makarios expressed ... Read More »

The Cathedral Coffee Lounge turns off the coffee machine for the final time

THE Cathedral Coffee Lounge had temporarily shut its doors in March because of COVID-19, but last Thursday, “with a sad heart”, it was decided that the doors would stay shut for good. It had battled a slowdown in foot traffic for years but, like many local joints, it was no match for lockdowns and quarantines. Catholic Women’s League Brisbane archdiocese ... Read More »

Wagga’s newly installed bishop humbled to be ‘an answer to prayers’

WAGGA Wagga’s sixth bishop might be an answer to the diocese’s prayers but Bishop Mark Edwards is certain the appointment was a “mysterious choice of God’s”. Bishop Edwards, who was installed as the sixth bishop of Wagga Wagga on July 22, said it was “mysterious to me” why he was chosen to lead the rural New South Wales diocese. “I ... Read More »

Terry Lees finds his letter from St Paul in Mount Isa

CHRISTIANS are familiar with St Paul’s Letters – to people like the Romans, the Corinthians, Ephesians, Galatians – a huge part of the New Testament, but what about the Letter to Terry? We can read through the Letters of St Paul as many times as we like but we won’t find the one to “Terry”. Even so, there’s a Terry ... Read More »

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