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Pope Francis is yet to walk among, and embrace, the victims who have suffered at the hands of his brother priests. Pope Francis is yet to walk among, and embrace, the victims who have suffered at the hands of his brother priests. Tiziana Fabi/EPA

A cool change, but what has Pope Francis actually achieved?

A year ago this week, the ageing, doctrinaire and aristocratic Pope, Benedict XVI, shocked keen Vatican watchers and the public alike by his sudden resignation. Few were prepared for the shockwaves that…
An unprecedented 22% of Australians have declared themselves to be of “no religion”. An unprecedented 22% of Australians have declared themselves to be of “no religion”. Jetuma

Don’t stop believing: religion has a place in Australia’s future

Recently the Prime Minister called upon the Labor Party to “repent” of its introduction of the carbon tax. His comments were ridiculed by some critics, not for the substance of what he said, but for the…
There were disturbances in Sydney over the weekend in response to a movie portraying Muhammad. There were disturbances in Sydney over the weekend in response to a movie portraying Muhammad. AAP/Louis Allen

Sydney riots: Muslim responses to provocation must be more considered

News of the movie “Innocence of Muslims” and the dissemination of its clips on YouTube have inflamed emotions across the Muslim world. It triggered a spate of violent demonstrations, including an attack…
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow proudly affirms his Christian faith during NFL games. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow proudly affirms his Christian faith during NFL games. AAP/Smith

One quarterback under God: what Tim Tebow taught an Australian about America

Just as acquiring a perfunctory understanding of the AFL is inevitable in southern Australia, living in New England Patriots' heartland has forced me to pay a little attention to America’s NFL. Despite…

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Faith in God increases with age

Belief in god is higher among the elderly regardless of where they live, according to a new international study. The research…