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Bishops Call for a Better Kind of Politics

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today released its statement for the upcoming federal election. It takes the theme “Towards a Better Kind of Politics” from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti. While not endorsing political parties, the document identifies some key issues that the bishops believe voters should consider before deciding which candidates or parties to support. The statement was prepared with reference to the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which are outlined in the statement.

The media release and a link to the statement are available here.


Election Statement