Pews and politics – Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms

Father Dave Smith spars with his boxing partner at his academy near the church he leads in Sydney, Australia May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett

SYDNEY (Reuters) – It’s Thursday night training at Father Dave Smith’s boxing academy, opposite the Anglican church in inner-west Sydney he has led for almost 30 years, and he’s working off some frustration ahead of the May 18 federal election. On his mind is Australia’s treatment of refugees and its system of offshore processing centres, […]

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