Religion News Australia 2016 - 29 (July 24 - 31)

  (30 July 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

July 24 - 31, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / arts & entertainment / catholic church  / education / international stories / islam / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

George Pell subject of Victoria Police investigation into multiple allegations of sexual abuse (ABC News)
July 28 - Police are investigating multiple child abuse allegations levelled directly against Australia's most senior Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell, the ABC's 7.30 program has revealed.

Also: George Pell allegations: Catholic Archbishop of Sydney slams 'trial by media'
July 28 - The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has slammed what he calls the trial by media of Cardinal George Pell, following revelations on the ABC's 7:30 program that Australia's most senior Catholic is being investigated over claims of sexual misconduct.

Also: George Pell demands investigation into Victoria Police, ABC over sexual abuse allegations
July 28 - Cardinal George Pell is calling for an investigation into whether some elements of Victoria Police and the ABC have conspired to pervert the course of justice.

Also: Vatican unlikely to respond to child abuse allegations until police investigation complete, expert says (ABC News)
July 29 - The Vatican is not likely to respond to child abuse allegations against Cardinal George Pell until the outcome of police investigations, according to a Vatican expert.

Also:  Pell accuser first aired concerns four years ago (Brisbane Times)
July 29 - A Torquay man who made explosive allegations about Cardinal George Pell exposing himself to children first contacted police about the incident almost four years ago, before the child abuse royal commission started.

Also: Pell leaks add bitter flavour (The Australian)
July 30 – (Opinion: Frank Brennan) Victoria Police needs to restore its credibility and send officers to Rome.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Francesco Clemente’s Encampment at Schwartz Carriageworks (The Saturday Paper, Australia)
July 30 - Francesco Clemente was 19 when he had what he calls two “transformative moments”.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

George Pell's career in the Catholic Church (ABC News)
July 28 - Cardinal George Pell has been one of most prominent and controversial figures in the Australian Catholic Church for decades. Take a look at his career from regional Victorian priest to one of the most senior people at the Vatican.

 

EDUCATION

Parents demand George Pell portrait is taken off Mentone school hall (The Age, Melbourne)
July 30 - Parents at a Catholic primary school in Mentone are agitating to have a portrait of Cardinal George Pell removed from their school hall after allegations of sexual abuse emerged against the priest recently.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Grief over Pope’s ‘Joy of Love’ (The Australian)
July 27 - Catholic cardinals have been urged to petition Pope Francis to correct his document Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).

Killing of innocents proof 'the world is at war', says Pope Francis (ABC News)
July 28 - Pope Francis says the recent attacks on innocent people in Europe, including the murder of a priest in France, is proof that "the world is at war".

Indonesia executions: Prisoners took up to 15 minutes to die, priest says (ABC News)
July 30 - A Catholic priest who was at the Nusakambangan prison in Indonesia during the firing squad execution of four people says some prisoners took up to 15 minutes to die.

Pope Francis makes silent visit to Auschwitz camp on Poland visit (ABC News)
July 30 - Pope Francis has walked silently through the main gate of Auschwitz, beginning a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp.

Pope honours ‘ordinary’ Poles (The Australian)
July 30 - Pope Francis has blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful in Poland, and paid tribute to Saint John Paul II.

Pope Francis tells 'drowsy' kids to get off their couches and into the real world at Poland youth festival (ABC News)
July 30 - Pope Francis has urged "drowsy and dull kids" to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots at an international Catholic youth festival in Poland.

Islam

Egypt's Islamic scholars reject government-issued Friday sermons (The Guardian, Australia)
July 28 - In a rebuke to the Egyptian government, the country’s top religious scholars have rejected new government measures to standardise Friday sermons, saying such a step would “freeze” the development of religious discourse.

Donald Trump: 'I've made a lot of sacrifices,' billionaire would-be president tells father of slain soldier (ABC News)
July 30 - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has responded to accusations by the father of a slain Muslim soldier that he has "sacrificed nothing" by claiming he has "made a lot of sacrifices".

Also: Donald Trump suggests Khizr Khan's wife wasn't 'allowed' to speak (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 30 - Donald Trump has suggested that the Muslim mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq had let her husband do all the talking at the Democratic National Convention because she was not "allowed" to speak.

Europe’s failed multiculturalism (The Australian)
July 30 – (Opinion: Gerard Henderson) Jihadists, descendants of immigrants, believe they are at war with the West.

Religious Violence

Ansbach bomber declared support for Isis, says Bavarian official (The Guardian, Australia)
July 26 - A video found on the phone of the Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up in Ansbach in Germany shows him declaring his support for the leader of Islamic State, the Bavarian interior minster has said.

Priest's throat slit as Islamic State-linked hostage-takers storm French church (ABC News)
July 26 - A priest is dead after being taken hostage in a church in northern France by two armed men who had links to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, President Francois Hollande says.

Also: Elderly priest killed and knifemen shot dead after attack on church in Normandy, France (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 27 - An elderly French Catholic priest has been butchered at his own altar by a pair of young attackers linked to Islamic State, who took a small morning congregation hostage.

Also: Normandy church attacker was 'bewitched' by Islamic State, mother tells media (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 27 - Before the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January 2015, Adel Kermiche was a cheerful, music-loving and devout French teenager. But that terrorist atrocity, and the suspicion-filled aftermath, "acted like a detonator", his mother said.

Also: President Francois Hollande aims to ease religious fears after jihadists murder priest (ABC News)
July 28 - French President Francois Hollande has sought to head off divisions between France's religious communities after the jihadist-claimed murder of a Catholic priest in his church, as calls mounted for tougher security measures.

Also: Teenagers who killed French priest made film declaring allegiance to Isis (The Guardian, Australia)
July 28 - The teenage jihadis who murdered a priest celebrating mass in a French church made a video pledging their allegiance to Islamic State before the attack, it was reported on Wednesday.

Also: Police had been hunting second assailant after tipoff, sources say (ABC News)
July 29 - Police had been hunting the second teenager who killed a priest in a church in France this week after a foreign intelligence tipoff that a suspected jihadist might be preparing an attack, police and judicial sources say.

French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists (The Guardian, Australia)
July 28 - Several French news organisations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification”.

Nusra Front breaks ties with al-Qaeda and changes name to Jabhat Fatah al Sham (Brisbane Times)
July 29 - Beirut: The leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Nusra Front has said it is cutting its ties with al-Qaeda to deny foreign powers including the United States and Russia a pretext to attack Syrians.

Danish journalist Jakob Sheikh reveals how his childhood friend Amir joined the Islamic State (news.com.au)
July 30 - THE brutal murder of US journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State is a chilling memory for Jakob Sheikh in more ways than one.

Other

Streaker jailed for naked run in Pallekele (ABC News)
July 28 - A Sri Lankan court has jailed and fined an Australian streaker for indecent exposure during a cricket Test between the nations, an act which local Buddhist priests found offensive.

 

ISLAM

Abu Sulayman: The rise of Australia’s most senior man in Al Qaeda (ABC News)
July 25 - Late one night two years ago an Australian man took a call from Syria asking about “The Cheek”.

Public commentary around Islam and terrorism 'putting Muslim women at risk' (ABC News)
July 28 - A Perth Muslim women's group has warned commentary linking Islam with terrorism has a direct impact on their safety and that public figures need to speak responsibly.

How the Islamic Council of Queensland dealt with a troll (Brisbane Times)
July 30 - It is a case study on how to defuse a troll, according to a Muslim man with a lot of experience dealing with them.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

The Queensland man who believes he’s Jesus, seriously (news.com.au)
July 26 - THE first thing that strikes you about seeing Jesus Christ is not his heavenly glow, nor his calm demeanour.

Atheists urge Australians not to joke around by putting Jedi as their religion on the census (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 30 - Kylie Sturgess loves science fiction - so much that at the last census, the radio tutor marked "Jedi" in the religion section.

Hillary Clinton mural may get Muslim makeover (The Age, Melbourne)
July 30 - The controversial Australian street artist behind an "offensive" Hillary Clinton mural in Footscray West says he may repaint it as a "beautiful Muslim woman".

 

 


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