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Australian Labour Party leader Bill Shorten opposed the referrendum on same-sex marriage (AP)

The Australian Labour party have argued that it would better for politicians to decide the issue in Parliament

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta, chairman of the Australian bishops' social justice council (CNS photo/courtesy Australian Catholic Bishops Conference)

The bishops have released a document emphasising that old age will come to us all

David McFadden

Headmaster of the Oratory school resigns

David McFadden is moving to Aquinas College in Perth, Australia, after 34 years at the school

Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, who died in April

The late Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, who ‘regretted’ his handling of abuse cases, left his fortune to the Diocese of Ballarat

Pope Francis said SSPX leader Bishop Fellay 'is a man with whom we can dialogue' (AP)

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Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome after meeting members of the Australian group of clerical abuse victims (PA)

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Phil Nagle arrives at the Quirinale hotel in Rome to hear Cardinal Pell's evidence (PA)

The cardinal met a group of survivors this morning after four days of questioning by an Australian royal commission

Cardinal George Pell arrives at last night's hearing (PA)

The cardinal said he he had heard rumours about Brother Ted Dowlan, but assumed they were being dealt with

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome early this morning afer testifying to the royal commission (PA)

The cardinal told an Australian commission he had been ‘kept in the dark’ about the crimes of Gerald Ridsdale