Under New Australian Law, Assisted Suicide Applications Higher Than Expected

MELBOURNE, Australia — A total of 52 people in the Australian state of Victoria ended their lives by doctor-assisted suicide in the first six months since the state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law went into effect.  Between June 19 and December...

Ahead of Plenary Council, Head of Australian Bishops' Conference in Rome

BRISBANE, Australia — Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, president of the Australian bishops’ conference, is in Rome for high-level discussions ahead of the Church in Australia’s first plenary council since Vatican II, set to begin in...