Thursday, June 20, 2013

April 2 may soon be Pope John Paul II Day

MPs from all parties voted for; all opposing votes came from NDP
Blessed John Paul II greets the crowd at World Youth Day in Denver in 1993. CNS file photo / Joe Rimkus Jr.
A private member's bill to designate April 2 Pope John Paul II Day passed third reading in the House of Commons June 12 with support from all political parties. Pope John Paul died April 2, 2005. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Catholic children in Thailand help foster inter-religious dialogue

Catholic children in Bangkok participated in fellowship with other faith groups to foster inter-religious dialogue and peaceful relationships among different communities. The group including Buddhists, Muslims, and Catholics. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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