Bishops’ Federal Election Statement urges politics in the service of peace

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference statement for the 2019 Federal Election draws attention to the needs of those who are poor or vulnerable including the homeless, survivors of child sexual abuse, people with disability, asylum seekers and refugees, and those requiring aged or palliative care. It calls for a renewed commitment to closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the population, and for 'an integrated approach to combatting poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded and at the same time protecting nature'. The statement, which is available for download, presents key principles of Catholic Social teaching to be considered and offers a prayer for the election.

Read: A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia for the 2019 Federal Election

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