Monday, December 9, 2013

Faithful receive medals from the Vatican

Seventeen recipients accept recognition for outstanding service to the Archdiocese of Vancouver
Recipients of the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice and Benemerenti medals pose with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, after the award ceremony at Holy Rosary Cathedral Nov. 24. Front row, left to right: Mildred Moy, Lennie David, Sister Veronica Tang, SIHM, Thu Tung Nguyen, Van Thi Nguyen, Archbishop Miller, Rita Dion, Dr. Margherita Oberti, Rosemarie Wertschek, and Dr. Angus Reid. Back row, left to right: Dr. Anne Catherine Neugebauer, Michael Kim, Gerry Ayotte, Peter Ufford, Lorne Beauchamp, Neysa Finnie, and Lawrence Pillon. Not in picture: Patricia Proudfoot. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Seventeen men and women known for their service in the Archdiocese of Vancouver received special honours from Rome during an award ceremony at Holy Rosary Cathedral Nov. 24. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Council of cardinals begins second meeting on curial reform
Pope Francis meets with cardinals Sept. 30. He has chosen eight of them to form a council which is discussing reform of the Rome curia. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Pope Francis met with the group of eight cardinals advising him on the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the Church this morning, initiating the council's second meeting. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Quebec Holy Door marks roots of faith in Canada
The front and back of the Holy Door to be installed at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Archdiocese of Quebec / CCN.
Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec hopes the Holy Door being installed at Notre-Dame Cathedral will draw more than a million North Americans closer to their roots and faith. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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