Catholic Religious Australia


Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the public name of the Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes (ACLRI). It is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia.

The membership comprises more than 130 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Priests living and working in all states and territories.

Established by the authority of the Holy See in Rome, CRA promotes, supports and represents religious life in the Australian Church and in the wider community.   It facilitates coordination and cooperation of Religious with Church bodies and with other authorities.

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31 Aug 2018

Catholic leaders have responded to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated.

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