Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Couple celebrates over 80 years

Matrimony shows 'great sign of the Holy Spirit': Bishop Gordon
Bishop Gary Gordon of Whitehorse (left) sits next to Arthur and Alice John in Ross River May 19. The Johns were declared the nation's longest-married couple. Photo submitted.
On Pentecost Sunday, the day the Church celebrates her birthday, the country's longest-married couple, Alice and Arthur John, brought joy to the community of Ross River in the Whitehorse diocese. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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