On Sunday 1st of September, Pope Francis announced that a meeting would take place on the 5th of October this year to confirm the nomination of 13 new Cardinals. According to the Pope, these new Cardinals express the missionary vocation of the Church as it strives to announce the merciful love of God to every person on earth.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this story contains images of a person who has passed on.

Thousands of guests came together to farewell Deacon Boniface Perdjert, 82, in Wadeye, about 400 kilometres south-west of Darwin last Friday. He was a revered Aboriginal elder, Australia's first permanent Indigenous Catholic deacon and a calming force in a remote community that was prone to clan related tension and violence.

A statue dedicated to St Barbara has been placed at the tunnel entrance in Melbourne’s CBD. Currently undergoing the most significant works in decades, the city is preparing to add two new underground train lines and with digging to commence, the statue was placed to look after those working in the tunnel.



After current supplies run out, Vatican City will no longer sell any single use plastic items in its territory

As the world contintes to struggle to find a meaningful response to the overwhelming issue of plastic waste, The Vatican City has made steps to reduce its own footprint. It will no longer sell single use plastic as soon as its current supplies run out, well ahead of the European Union's deadline of 2021.



Pope Francis says that the Eucharist exemplifies how God’s love can accomplish great things with very little

On Sunday, 23rd of June, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi at an outdoor evening Mass in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood for the feast of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Following the mass, A Eucharistic procession took place throughout the neighborhood, ending at a homeless shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity.