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ANZAC: One hundred years after Gallipoli

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

anzac ceremony anzac beachHuge crowds have attended Anzac Day commemorations around the World, on the centenary of the ill-fated landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 25.4.15.

Ahead of the event at Anzac Cove, these began in New Zealand, then at the National War Memorial in Canberra, where an Aboriginal man, Able Seaman Alan Paterson from the Australian Navy, played the didgeridoo to open the Dawn Service. … Read More »

Death of Ian Paisley

  • September 16th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Paisley IanThe death of Ian Paisely in Northern Ireland occurred in a period of hope for lasting peace there; writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Popes become Saints

  • April 28th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Rome canonisation 2014At a Vatican service, 28.4.14, the Pope performed the canonisation rite for his two predecessors, John XXIII and Jean-Paul II . The former Pope Benedict XVI shared in the service.

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Roads to Rome: slavery, human rights and cleaning up the Vatican finances …

  • April 2nd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

romePope Francis’s diary of late has noted two Australian items, billionaire Andrew Forrest stepping up his anti-slavery campaign, and Cardinal George Pell about to start work as the Vatican head of finance. One other visit of special note, the first to the new Pope by President Barack Obama.

 

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May Day: “Selfish profit over social justice”, says the Pope.

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

pope-francisThe month of May began with traditional workers’ parades from Moscow to Madrid; this year with protest definitely in mind, with some good cause – recognised at the Vatican as elsewhere. … Read More »

New Pope: “Francesco, Francesco!”

  • March 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

pope-francis.jpgThe College of Cardinals has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (picture) (13.3.13), Archbishop of Buenos Ares, to head the Catholic Church, taking the name of Pope Francis. … Read More »

Pope’s Surprise Resignation

  • February 11th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

pope-croatia-reduced.jpgPope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign as pontiff at the end of this month, saying that at 85 he lacked the strength to continue.
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