​​​​​​​Church in Australia mourns death of Pope Benedict XVI IMAGE Church

​​​​​​​Church in Australia mourns death of Pope Benedict XVI

January 04, 2023 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

On Wednesday night, members of our faith community gathered in Sacred Heart Cathedral to farewell Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The concelebrated mass was an opportunity to mourn, commemorate and celebrate his eternal life.

A Requiem Mass for the Repose of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will also be hosted in St Peter’s Square tonight from 7.30pm AEDT. It will be presided over by Pope Francis. You can watch a livestream of this on the Vatican News Facebook page, website (https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html) or YouTube (www.youtube.com/vaticannews). You'll also be able to view it on the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference page. The livestream will be available from 6.40pm.

Australian bishops back local Advent appeal for Ukrainian people IMAGE Church

Australian bishops back local Advent appeal for Ukrainian people

November 29, 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The country’s bishops are encouraging Catholics to respond to the call from the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia to provide financial support to people in the war-torn nation as winter arrives.

Storm brewing over Pacific as climate and debt crises collide IMAGE Church

Storm brewing over Pacific as climate and debt crises collide

October 31, 2022 Caritas Australia

The Pacific region is currently facing a perfect storm of climate change induced disasters and skyrocketing debt burdens. The Pacific Islands region is at the frontline of global climate change, and our neighbours across the region are facing rising sea levels, and more frequent and extreme weather events than ever before.

Registrations open for Evangelise conference IMAGE Church

Registrations open for Evangelise conference

September 28, 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Registrations are now open for Evangelise, a national online conference for Catholics set to be held from 20 to 22 October.

Caritas Australia responds to devastating floods in Pakistan IMAGE Church

Caritas Australia responds to devastating floods in Pakistan

September 14, 2022 Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia’s partners are responding to the devastating floods in Pakistan that have left a trail of destruction across the country, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people.

A statement from Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB on Queen Elizabeth IMAGE Church

A statement from Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB on Queen Elizabeth

September 09, 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, after a long reign marked by extraordinary constancy, fidelity,
courage and service, will bring great sadness to many people in Australia, including members of
the Catholic community.

Australian synthesis for global Synod of Bishops published IMAGE Church

Australian synthesis for global Synod of Bishops published

August 16, 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Catholics in Australia have expressed a strong need for a Church that is missionary and a Eucharistic community that is inclusive, the national synthesis for the global Synod on Synodality reveals.

Bishops lament family, domestic violence in annual justice statement IMAGE Church

Bishops lament family, domestic violence in annual justice statement

August 05, 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Australia’s bishops have used their annual social justice statement to condemn the scourge of domestic and family violence, saying relationships must be “marked by respect and freedom rather than coercion and control”.