Religion News Selection

May 17 – 24, 2020

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)



Secret bishops’ report calls for radical revamp of Catholic Church (The Age, Melbourne)
May 21  – Australia’s Catholic Church could be dramatically overhauled to give lay people more power, increase the number of women in leadership roles and force parishes to open up their finances to the public.


Polish archbishop refers child abuse negligence case to Vatican (The Age, Melbourne)
May 17 – Warsaw: The Polish Catholic Church’s most senior archbishop notified the Vatican on Saturday of a Polish bishop accused of shielding priests known to have sexually abused children.


When Zahra downloaded a game with ‘sexist’ ads, she didn’t expect to find friendship or Islam (ABC News)
May 23  – When Zahra Fielding downloaded an Ottoman-inspired phone game, she didn’t expect it would introduce her to new friends, let alone Islam.