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A priest thought to be Australia's first openly trans Anglican clergy member says being transgender was not her own choice. Dr Jo Inkpin in southern Queesland said the Church should shift its attenti...

Australia's former Catholic Prime Minister has indicated that he may lead the case against same-sex marriage when Australians are asked next month what their op Tony Abbott, has led opposition from w...

Australia's highest court has agreed to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children. The decision by the High Court of Australia comes nearly a year a...

Australia's gay-marriage supporting Prime Minister will continue to push for amendments to be made to a same-sex marriage bill to protect religious people from Last week the Senate approved the bill...

A leading Christian group in Australia has called for anti-discrimination laws "to be set aside" in the run up to an anticipated referendum on gay marriage. Australian Attorney General George Brandis...

Compensation pay outs to child abuse survivors are expected to cost the Catholic Church in Australia £18.4 million ($31million). After a review, the church made the decision to raise the compensatio...

A Catholic priest from Australia who abused dozens of young children has told a court he was responsible for "destroying the lives of so many people". John Sidney Denham pled guilty to more than 25 c...

The Anglican Church of Australia's General Synod has passed a motion rebuking the Scottish Episcopal Church over its recent decision to allow clergy to conduct Earlier this year it voted to allow ga...

An Australian archbishop has said he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be conv Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson w...

An Australian Anglican bishop has resigned from his role after receiving threats and harassment for his efforts to help expose child abuse.  Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson said he was steppin...

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been sentenced in an Australian court to 12 months in dete Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone orde...

Priests should not be forced to report cases of sexual abuse on children revealed to them in the confessional, according to top Australian bishops. This comes after a national inquiry proposed a law ...

Catholic bishops in Australia have warned ageist attitudes towards older people cannot continue.  The collection of bishops released a document reminding people that everyone ages and everyone d...

Catholic bishops in Australia have spoken out strongly against what it perceives as a youth-obsessed culture, reminding believers that older people were also ma The Australian Catholic Bishops Confer...

Lawyers for the most senior Roman Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse have argued in his appeal that he could not have molested two choirboys in an Austral Cardinal George Pell, 77, wore a black...

The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse is to face his first night in prison on Wednesday while he waits two weeks to learn his senten Victorian state County Court Chief Jud...

The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse is to ask an Australian appeals court to reverse his conviction on charges of molesting two choirboys i Australian Cardinal George Pell has ap...

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on s Pell appeared for an administrative fi...

An Australian university has said it plans to award two undergraduate scholarships to Indonesian students, to recognise two of the Bali Nine leaders - Andrew Ch Nine prisoners, including two Australi...

Male pupils are reportedly being allowed to wear skirts to classes and use female toilets at one school in Australia. Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (NHSPA) in Sydney is said to be lettin...